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Monthly Archives: June 2012

I love films that offers more than one way of understanding it.Alain Resnais’s Last Year at Marienbad did the exact thing to me,the ambiguity of time and space,the intentional still performance from the actors,all provide me some kind of uncertainty of the story and the characters.Renair said it is a film you should sense,not try to comprehend,but a film geek… Read more »

20 June 2012 | Cinema Masterpieces

When you see the title,you know something big is happening on this blog,right? Yes,it’s my 100th post on Taste of Cinema,and I’m gonna share my 100 geeky movie facts with you guys to celebrate the event. 1. I once imitated the famous dance of John Travolta in Pulp Fiction at home,my wife filmed it and saved the file somewhere I… Read more »

13 June 2012 | Other Lists

After re-visiting Martin Scorsese’s classic black&white film Raging Bull in the gorgeous Blu-ray format,I was BLOWN-AWAY.I think it’s the best work of both Scorsese and De Niro and Michael Chapman’s cinematography is one of the best in American cinema history. Though it was voted only the third greatest sports movie of all time after Rocky and Bull Durham by ESPN,I… Read more »

11 June 2012 | Cinema Masterpieces

My wife Doris recently listed her top 10 favorite films of all time on her Chinese blog,I decided to do a copy here after asking for her permission(yes,even she’s my wife).I do this for 2 reasons: 1.I’m proud of this list,I’m proud of the fact that she already saw half of it before we met,and I’m also proud that she… Read more »

05 June 2012 | Film Lists

For this blog-a-thon started by Nostra of My Filmviews, it’s about listing the 10 best actors ever where on person passes on that list to another where they can remove one actor in that list and insert a new one. It’s a simple contest but given that there’s so many actors, it’s a very difficult thing to do. Here’s what Nostra… Read more »

04 June 2012 | People Lists

Today I’m writing something very personal.Yeah,Brighter Summer Day,Chungking Express,Raining in the Mountain etc etc are my fave Chinese language films,but this one,Xiao Wu by Mainland China “Sixth Generation” director Jia Zhangke,is the only one which made me have a sudden impulse to make films,make films just like his.   The Intro Quotes I know many of you may have never… Read more »

01 June 2012 | Chinese Films