Film director and producer Johnnie To arguably never received the international recognition he deserved . Photo: SCMP Film director and producer Johnnie To arguably never received the international recognition he deserved . Photo: SCMP
Film director and producer Johnnie To arguably never received the international recognition he deserved . Photo: SCMP
Douglas Parkes
Opinion

Opinion

Douglas Parkes

Why didn’t Johnnie To ever get an Oscar nod? Bruce Lee and Wong Kar-wai put Hong Kong cinema on the map, but the Election director made the city’s best post-handover movies

  • Hong Kong cinema has influenced Hollywood movies like The Matrix, Quentin Tarantino’s films, Martin Scorsese’s The Departed and Godzilla vs. Kong
  • Wong Kar-wai has produced few films, Ann Hui’s hit was followed by flops, and Alan Mak was a one hit wonder – but Johnnie To has consistently directed greats

Film director and producer Johnnie To arguably never received the international recognition he deserved . Photo: SCMP Film director and producer Johnnie To arguably never received the international recognition he deserved . Photo: SCMP
Film director and producer Johnnie To arguably never received the international recognition he deserved . Photo: SCMP
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