The Adventures of Tintin

Six degrees

Stephen Daldry. Photo: Reuters

Stephen Daldry, the award-winning English film and theatre director, heads the creative team behind the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympics, which open in London's Olympic Stadium on Wednesday.

Monday, 27 August, 2012, 12:08am

Some books are for reading, others for shelf esteem

Someone once wrote that as soon as you buy a book that you have no intention of reading, you move from reader to collector. Unfortunately, this doesn't quite apply to my collecting children's books because I always have the intention that either I will read or re-read it, or I will read it aloud to my children, and/or my children will someday read it themselves.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The Adventures of Tintin (Film)

This is not the first time Tintin's been adapted for cinema. But it's certainly the first film featuring motion-capture 3-D, and you'll see photorealistic visuals brought to new heights.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The Adventures of Tintin

Starring: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Daniel Craig Director: Steven Spielberg Category: IIA (Cantonese and English versions)

Filled with action beefed up by extreme digital refining that borders on the obsessive, The Adventures of Tintin is surprisingly bland and soulless despite its technical wizardry.

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Adventurer rides again

Tintin is the fictional Belgian star of 23completed - and one unfinished - colourful comic books created by the Belgian artist George Remi between 1929 and his death in 1983.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Globetrotting

Brooklyn

Experimental noise rock band Parts & Labor are turning 10 and apparently calling it quits. The Brooklyn three-piece, formed in January of 2002, announced their Februrary 24 show in Brooklyn will be their last, as they're 'taking an indefinite hiatus'.

London

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Mumbai

Steven Spielberg's latest film, Adventures of Tintin - Secret of the Unicorn, will be released in India a gratifying six weeks before it opens in the US. The reason? The country has millions of fans of the comic-strip hero created by Belgian artist Herge. Although it will be shown in Europe first, Indians are pleased that they will get the chance to see the 3-D film ahead of America.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

What is happiness?

Do you ever think of what happiness is? Do you feel happy every day? What makes you happy?

Some people may experience happiness from their work, some from their family or some from their hobbies. For me, I feel happy when I am playing and chatting with my friends. And as a student, I also feel happy when I have time to do something that's not related to study.

21 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Spielberg and Jackson to bring Tintin trilogy to the big screen

Hollywood's retro approach to creating blockbuster franchises based on much-loved cartoons from yesteryear is about to spawn more big-screen deja vu, with a rather different superhero - a diminutive Belgian reporter armed with nothing more than an inquisitive mind beneath his cowlick hairstyle, and an unstoppable quest for the truth.

15 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Peter Suart

Agnes b. Cinema, Sunday

There are many sides to Peter Suart. He's a musician, theatrical performer, illustrator, teacher, writer and more. But during the past few years the Hong Kong-bred British artist has focused on writing and illustrating. He recently returned to Hong Kong to launch his latest book and an exhibition of 57 of its drawings.

22 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Drawing on life

Illustrator, musician, artist and children's book author Peter Suart has created his first comic book, The Black Book of Falling. An exhibition of pages from the comic are on display at the Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC).

20 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Chance to see unique humour

Diamonds may be the most lucrative jewel in the crown of the Belgian economy, but comics led by such legends as Tintin and The Smurfs run a close second.

15 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

How Tintin sparked an interest in history

As a child, I enjoyed the Tintin books, and one of my favourites was the one about the Incas. So whenever I see a reference to the ancient and highly advanced civilisations of Central or South America, I immediately think of dear Tintin.

23 Jan 1997 - 12:00am