Mass Media

Wealth of adventure in silver-lined sequel to classic tale

Silver By Andrew Motion Published by Jonathan Cape ISBN 978 0 224 09119 0

Sunday, 20 May, 2012, 12:00am

Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres edited by Kam Louie HKU Press

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Love in a cold climate

Once English filmmaker Andrea Arnold wraps her head around an idea, it's hard for her to let it go. So when the idea to adapt the Emily Bronte classic Wuthering Heights swirled around in her head, she did the only rational thing she knew. She decided to just do it.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

The adventures of old wits

First, British people outsourced their call centres to Indians. Now they're outsourcing their retirement services.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Maestro in a 'Mediterrasian' state of mind

Composer and producer Eddie Chung Yan-tai is passionately involved in two creative pursuits. The first is music, from which he makes a living and includes writing jingles, scoring feature films and producing albums through his consultancy, Drum Music. The second is cooking, which he does for pure pleasure.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Couple fights to save son's life

Declaration of War is a French film based on the real-life struggles of Valerie Donzelli (director, co-writer and star) and Jeremie Elka?m (co-writer and star) as they try to keep their cancer-stricken son alive.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Al-Jazeera office forced to shut

Al-Jazeera was forced to close its English-language bureau in Beijing after the authorities refused to renew its reporter's credentials, the Qatar-based satellite television network said yesterday.

Beijing's decision not to renew American-Chinese reporter Melissa Chan's press credentials and visa is the first such action against a foreign reporter since 1998.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

FILM (1971)

Harold and Maude Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles Director: Hal Ashby

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

A love affair rekindled

The story of the e-book reader wasn't meant to be like this. Cheap, simple, easy to read in natural light and with a long battery life, the Kindle and its ilk were meant to be to shelves heaving with books what the iPod was to stacks of CDs and LPs. What could go wrong?

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

SCMP Group gets new chief executive

SCMP Group yesterday announced the appointment of Robin Hu as chief executive officer of the group, effective from June 25.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Invitations to celebrate

Nowadays, weddings are as much about celebration and tradition as they are about a couple's personal tastes and style. So, for the first point of official contact to guests, many brides- and grooms-to-be are picking out wedding invitations that inform and wow.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Free tabloid's content inappropriate for teens, poll says

Sharp Daily, the popular giveaway tabloid, contains material that is inappropriate for teenagers, the majority of people in a poll said.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Poll shows half think media self-censors

Half the people polled in a recent survey think local news media practise self-censorship, a slight increase compared with seven months ago, results released yesterday showed.

Respondents saw the media as more ready to criticise the Hong Kong government than the central government.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Many snappy returns

Mention the name Annie Leibovitz, and some iconic images of 20th-century pop culture immediately spring to mind. There's her photograph of rocker Bruce Springsteen's backside, gracing the cover of his album Born in the USA. There's the heavily pregnant actress Demi Moore posing for the front of Vanity Fair.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

There will be blood

It's quiet in London's Air Studios - almost too quiet. I'm sitting in an empty mission control room, by a complex-looking mixing board filled with dozens of buttons. Tim Burton enters the room, his dark, baggy shirt matching his raven-coloured scarecrow hair. It's late February and he's nervous - his latest film Dark Shadows, set to open in cinemas in 2 1/2 months, is still not finished.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am