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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Admit it or not,Chinese language films have never been fully valued by the Western audience and critics until this day.Many viewer’s impressions on Chinese films still stay at the level of the superficial Hong Kong Kungfu movies.The critics are not much better,in the latest Sight & Sound poll,only 3 Chinese-language films make it to the top 250,and the best rank… Read more »

31 August 2012 | Others

A couple of days ago I re-watched My favorite film from the Italian Maestro Bernado Bertolucci – The Conformist.I was lucky enough to be introduced to this film in the Alberto Moravia film retrospective in Beijing,although it was a projection display of poor quality dvd,the stunning stylish visuals still blew me away. After watching it again,I would include it in my… Read more »

30 August 2012 | Cinema Masterpieces

Half a year ago,I was introduced to an fascinating photo essay about a Wong Karwai fan’s Hong Kong tour by the author himself,who’s also a regular commenter here,Michael G. Smith.In that essay he excellently compared the real film location with the stills from two Wong Karwai films(Chungking Express and Fallen Angel),it was such an exciting read that it made me… Read more »

24 August 2012 | Others

During my vacation,I accepted this award twice from two of my fellow LAMBs(glad to be one myself!) : Steve from 1001plus,and Tyler from Southern Vision.It consists of 3 parts:1.tell your readers 11 things about you.2.Answer 11 questions your friend passed to you.3.Ask another 11 questions and pass it to other 11 people. I’m not gonna do 1 and 3,because I’m… Read more »

19 August 2012 | Others