Wednesday, June 20, 2012

6.20.2012 - News [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

FBA: Million Dollar Crocodile review
China's first creature movie is a modest, fun item, with good-quality visual effects.

CF: Li Bingbing: Festival and City Culture Blending as One (interview)

CF: Film Directors Vent Frustrations on Shanghai Panel
Being backed into a corner by increased import quota of Hollywood movies, strict censorship and obsequious piracy, Chinese directors said during a discussion panel held on Monday in Shanghai that their films are finding it much more difficult to make money in the market.

SGYahoo: Malaysia's "Paper Moon" joins SIFF
"Paper Moon" is directed by Stanley Law, who recently headed to Shanghai for the film festival's launching ceremony together with his female lead, Chrissie Chau Sau Na.

Crossroads is the oldest film on the list, directed by Shen Xiling in 1937. Starring Bai Yang andZhao Dan, the film exemplifies the trend of Chinese films in the mid-1930s, which incorporatedallusions to the war with Japan.
The other two, A Spring River Flows East and Eight Thousand Li of Cloud and Moon, were both made in 1947.

Trailer for Sherwood Hu's "Amazing"
The cast includes Huang Yi, Huang Xiaoming, Stephen Fung, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Scottie Pippen and Yi Jianlian
"Amazing," a production by the Shanghai Film Group, tells the story of a fictional world known as "The Sixth Sense." It uses basketball imagery to combine the visual elements of a video game with a movie, akin to the 2010 American science fiction film "Tron: Legacy."  (ShanghaiDaily)

And a 2010 trailer for "Amazing" with less emphasis on the sci-fi aspects.

And a behind-the-scenes/making-of video

An online account claiming to be that of the 37-year-old angered Chinese netizens with its shocking anti-Chinese content

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