Posts Tagged ‘Cinema’

Podcast On Fire 265: Young And Dangerous & Fong Sai Yuk II

It’s the start of the adventures of the young, mostly impossibly handsome triad punks and their journey towards rising in the ranks of the Hung Hing triad society and that comes in the form of Young And Dangerous from 1996. We also take a look at the follow up to the Jet Li vehicle Fong Sai Yuk that comes in the form of Fong Sai Yuk II. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Podcast On Fire 264: The Hire (Season 2 and 3)

BMW Films followed up their popular series of short films a year later, with an additional three and repping Asia and specifically Hong Kong this time was John Woo. And in 2016, BMW Films acknowledged the 15th anniversary of the project by debuting a brand new short called The Escape. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Podcast On Fire 263: The Hire (Season 1)

In 2001, BMW released a series of short films for the internet starring Clive Owen. Showcasing their chosen models of cars but also giving said directors the freedom to inject their style and voices, across 3 seasons, this included Asian talent such as John Woo, Ang Lee and Wong Kar-Wai and over the next two episodes we’ll be looking at the in total 9 shorts, starting with the first 5:

Ambush by John Frankenheimer, Chosen by Ang Lee, The Follow by Wong Kar-Wai, Star by Guy Ritchie and Powder Keg by Alejandro González Iñárritu. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 38 – Double Agent

You can take a far more gentle approach to North Korean infiltration into South Korea, as opposed to the animalistic, head chopping ways in Shiri, and when you’re a screenwriter making your directorial debut, it makes sense it is less noisy and more story driven. This is what you’ll face in Kim Hyeon-jeong’s Double Agent from 2003. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/notes and discussion of writer and director Kim Hyeon-jeong
20m 43s – North and South Korean conflict/defections.
28m 08s – Double Agent review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 37 – Shiri

The characters try and prevent South Korea from going boom but 1999’s Shiri went boom commercially and perhaps without the spark it set off commercially, Korean cinema would look a lot different today. The new Korean cinema wave starts here. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Shiri production background.
33m 00s – Notes on director Kang Je-gyu,
37m 05s – Han Suk-kyu biography/discussion.
62m 25s – Shiri review.

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Podcast On Fire 262: Sophia Crawford Interview Part 2

The chat with Sophia Crawford continues and in this concluding part, the journey sees her leaving Asia for America and finding Power Rangers and Buffy The Vampire Slayer along the way.

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Podcast On Fire 261: Sophia Crawford Interview Part 1

In the first of two parts, actress, martial artist and stuntwoman Sophia Crawford chats with Kenny B about her upbringing in England and what key events led her to a career in Hong Kong action movies.

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