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Kenji Lui
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The Butterfly Dream

I went to see a japanese animation called Paprika yesterday, its directed by kon satoshi ( tokyo godfather,Millennium actress, etc..) and an official entry of venice last year..

i think its a very nice film, perhaps the premise of the story isn't that much innovative (adapted from a sci-fi novel), the way it depicts the imaginary world is still very interesting...

the story, about the blending of reality and dream, just kinda reminds me of the taoist story of the "butterfly dream", which i am sure the matr...Read more

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24 eyes

I just watched an old japanese film - 24 eyes 24隻眼睛 by Keisuke Kinoshita on DVD last night... it is more than 2 hrs long but really absorbing and engaging...

What is good about this film is that it succeeds in capturing the tragedy of life without intensifying or turning it into some cheap melodrama.

There is no judgement or direct criticism but just presentation... life is bad but there is nothing you can change, the only thing you can do is to let it be... so cruel yet realistic.

Another nice thing is certainly the female ...Read more

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電影節奏簡論

嘗試出一篇中文的﹐看看有沒有問題...

想談一談"其後"這部戲的節奏問題。

很多人都說這部片的節奏很慢﹐有異於一般的劇情片﹐很容易令觀眾覺得沉悶﹐所以我想講一講我對”悶”的意義。

看過影片的人﹐或許都會覺得這部片的節奏是比較鬆弛的﹐好些場次都好像被拖得很長而無戲劇目的﹐但這於我來說﹐是非常合理。因為﹐生活本身就是不規則的﹐不通順的﹐這是生活的節奏。如果整部片的劇情發展太過順暢﹐如行雲流水般一場接一場地順流而下﹐反而會令人覺得很人工化﹐完全失去了生命本身的質感﹐而慘變成了一個典型的主流格局。所以﹐我們不講求緊密而以敘事遞進的戲劇結構﹐就是要表達我們對生活本身的自然秩序的一種尊重。

“悶”的另一個原因是人物動作的不明顯和對白的貧乏。有好些場面﹐表面看來都沒什麼事情發生﹐所以容易讓觀眾質疑其存在價值。從一個西方的傳統戲劇價值觀來看﹐這是正常的。不過﹐從一開始我們就已經把目光放到另一個角度去。一反西方文化(源於希臘文化)以人為本的看法﹐我們中國的傳統思想是以群體為主的﹐尤其著重人與環境的配合﹐表現其同時存在的價值。人和環境都是我們的主角﹐都是我們要捕捉的焦點。如果明白此道理﹐就會明白本身看似空白平凡﹐但實際著重情緒的鋪設﹐...Read more

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Jeon Do-yeon at Cannes

Its good to hear that Jeon Do-yeon just won the best actress award at cannes..if anyone has seen her films before, he'll definitely agree that she totally deserves the recognition...

i still remember how i was amazed by her performance in h armonium in my memory, in which she plays a 16 year old naive girl convincingly, while at that time she was already 26.... also not to mention happ...Read more

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HK FilmMonth 2007

For those who dunno, check this out: http://www.rthk.org.hk/special/filmmonth2007/index.htm

This is basically a TV series produced by RTHK, there are 10 episodes and each of them covers an aspect of the world film market, like, the first one talks about the independent realm in hk, and then the second one about japanese film market...

i think it is a very good introductory film course for anyone who wanna learn more about what is happening...Read more

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DVD's education

I am not sure if there is any DVD collectors here, I myself have been collecting DVD in the past few years and I notice that quite a lot of people don't really care much about the quality of the DVD they buy.

I mean, it is no doubt the prices of the DVD are getting cheaper and cheaper, but unfortunately, the qualities are also getting lower and lower. Price does matter somehow. Check the image below:

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Starting a new project

I'll be starting a new project soon, it is gonna be a low budget short film and the entire film will probably be set in the bay area.

Right now I have about 6~8 people who have agreed to commit, some from BW and some newcomers. I am currently doing some research on the subject, and hoping to get a rough scrīpt done soon.

If anyone is interested, let me know. Thanks.

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one or two things about filmmaking

I am sure anyone who is familiar with filmmaking understands it well, but I guess it might be interesting to share some of the problems I have encountered before when I was making films:

  1. Actor fled in the middle of filming Problem: It happened during the production of Yellow Fish, one of the main actors (sure non-professional) was probably scared by the intensive laboring process of filmmaking and simply refused to continue filming after first day.

Solution: We tried our best to persuade him, b...Read more

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A little about BW Productions

Thereafter is the first project of a group called BW Productions.BW, which stands for "blow water" (in Cantonese, that means babbling or chit chating), basically explains how it all began. So it was initated by three guys, including me and two other friends, who wanted to make films that are more serious, and then gradually more friends joined in, and the backbone of the group was formed.

With a group of young and ambitious Asian artists and filmmakers residing in the Bay Area,California, we share similar goals...Read more

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Thereafter (trailer)

Video: Thereafter

(I was trying to upload a video link from youtube, but i am not sure if it works. if anyone can see it, please let me know. thanks.)

Thereafter (2006)

19mins.

Synopsis

Faced with the death of the Father, a family copes with grieving and loss, as they prepare their home for Father’s return on the seventh night

Director's statement

The theme of this short film is very simple – to explore how Chinese cope with the loss of a family member and how they support ea...Read more

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Languages Spoken
english, cantonese, mandarin
Location (City, Country)
San francisco, United States
Gender
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Member Since
May 14, 2007

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