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Posts Tagged ‘Drama’

The Director’s Series 31: Mabel Cheung & Alex Law – The Soong Sisters

Mabel Cheung and Alex Law take their storytelling out of the current and small, intimate arenas of Hong Kong, China and New York and go for scope depicting three female political figures in Chinese history in The Soong Sisters. With Kenny B, Tom-K-W and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/City Of Glass Quick-Take
29m 55s – Biographies of the real life Soong sister and production background of the movie.
53m 48s – The Soong Sisters review

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The Director’s Series 30: Mabel Cheung & Alex Law – Eight Taels Of Gold

Mabel Cheung brings her characters home FROM New York this time around, continues the working relationship with Sammo Hung exploring his dramatic range and he’s paired up with Sylvia Chang for the rural, remote drama Eight Taels Of Gold. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Now You See Love… Now You Don’t Quick-Take
17m 42s – Eight Taels Of Gold reception/Sylvia Chang biography and discussion
38m 06s – Eight Taels Of Gold review

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The Director’s Series 29: Mabel Cheung & Alex Law – An Autumn’s Tale

After receiving her first Hong Kong Film Award as Best New Director, Mabel Cheung and her filmmaking and life partner didn’t go back to Hong Kong to expand. No, they stuck to New York, brought over elite talent and an undeniable screen couple to make An Autumn’s Tale. Considered both one of the best Hong Kong movies ever but also a perfect date movie. With Kenny B and Tom K-W.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Painted Faces Quick-Take
24m 35s – Expanded Mabel Cheung and Alex biography
30m 10s – An Autumn’s Tale production background, reception, actors
55m 18s – An Autumn’s Tale review

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The Director’s Series 28: Mabel Cheung & Alex Law – The Illegal Immigrant

They are partners in life and film and have given us An Autumn’s Tale, Painted Faces and Eight Taels Of Gold over the years. Join Kenny B and Tom K-W for The Director’s Series on Mabel Cheung and Alex Law and we kick off with her 1985 debut feature The Illegal Immigrant. A student film financed by Shaw Brothers and a Hong Kong Film Award winner. Good start.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Mabel Cheung & Alex Law biography and discussion
34m 23s – The Illegal Imigrant review

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 49: Tracked

Quoted as one of his three masterpieces, Hideo Gosha goes independent and makes 1985’s Tracked.

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Podcast On Fire 282: My Life As McDull & Three: Going Home

It’s the screen debut of Hong Kong’s favourite, contemplative piglet who may not look like Chow Yun-fat or Tony Leung but has ambitions nonetheless in the 2001 animated movie My Life As McDull. Also Peter Chan returns to Hong Kong screens as part of the horror anthology movie Three, directing the award winning piece Going Home from 2002. With Kenny B and Kevin Ma of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Japan On Fire 29: Hideo Gosha – The Geisha

After a hiatus, we are back for the finishing stretches of the coverage of the filmmaker responsible for Three Outlaw Samurai, Hitokiri and Onimasa. The next to last episode have us stopping in 1983 and the multi award winning drama about a geisha appropriately called The Geisha. With Kenny B and special guest, co-host and author Robin Gatto.

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Running Times:

00m 00s – Intro/Robin Gatto interview.
28m 47s – Hideo Gosha biography – The story continues…
60m 51s – Death Shadows quick-take
75m 35s – The Geisha review.

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