Kenji Lui
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Top 10 Japanese directors of all time

Who do you think are the top 10 directors of Japanese cinema? I just finished reading a chinese book called "Top 10 of Japanse Cinema" (日本電影十大) and the authors picked 20 (yes the book title is top 10 but they actually listed the top 20) directors from the history of japanese cinema.

according to the book, the directors were chosen based on polls by several authoritative japansese cinema journals throughout the years, as well as the criteria set by the two authors. here below is the list with the master...Read more

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short film still in progress

another month has passed and i am still working on this short film. due to the bad weather earlier the month and also some scheduling conflicts, filming was delayed several times.

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seeing arthouse film online

Someone sent this website to me:


Once you sign up, you can access to their film library, although quite a lot of films require purchase, there are indeed some free films you can see (streaming), like bergman's virgin spring and fellini's la strada, yeah these films are free!

they mostly show art house film and from what i see now, they are still growing and hopefully there will be more and more films available...

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A conversation with Kiyoshi Kurosawa

wow, just had a one on one conversation with renowned Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa today. It was really a nice and insightful conversation and Kurosawa san was definitely a friendly and faithful person.

I had talked to quite some Chinese directors and also Korean directors before, but this is the first time I was having an in-depth (not really in depth in a sense considering the time) talk with a Japanese director, especially an internationally acclaimed master, so it was really exciting and rewarding.

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short, relocation and a new career...

little update about my recent activity, i am still working on a narrative short right now.. scheduling are kinda driving me mad..other than that, it is fun and exciting...

a quick snapshot on the set (pic by carter)

after i finish this short film, i'll probably have a trip, i havent really planned out where i want to go yet, but i prefer to go back to hk for a while, an...Read more

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Einstein's head

this robot sure looks great, but on the other hand, i am just wondering if it is really right to re-create einstein's head that way?

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoBPkgjFIo4

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Hurray to Sean Penn for winning the oscar

Hurray to Sean Penn for winning the oscar, as i said before, his portrayal of harvey milk is definitely one of the best performance i have seen for a while... in fact i guess the last time i had similar feeling was almost 5 years ago when i was awed by the flawless performance by oldboy's choi min-sik...

slumdog millionnaire as the big winner is also well deserved. it is not a perfect film, but the director, actors and script have all done a good job..

the only pity is probably the lack of recogn...Read more

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Love is...

What are you guys going to do on Valentine's day? I hate it, for the obvious reason...

What is love? It is such a difficult question. Let's play a game and ask yourself this question and see how much you can answer.

Let me try first. Perhaps, love is...

placing someone on top of everything;

having someone on your mind every single moment of your life;


going to movies and dinners;

when you try very hard to get it, you fail, and for some people, they get it for reasons yo...Read more

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2009 - a difficult year

the year of ox just started, and there are already so many bad news among my friends..

  1. a friend's car got a flat tire on the first day of the year of ox, and then after she fixed it, on the next day, the window of her car got smashed by someone...

  2. a bunch of friends got laid off last month.

  3. a friend's house just got broken into less than 2 hours ago...

  4. a friend's father's car was stolen this morning, and his own car was stolen last month.

  5. <...Read more
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農曆新年快樂 Happy Chinese New Year!







寫作方面﹐有打算把以往撰寫的電影文章結集﹐不過要翻閱﹑篩選和更改舊文﹐以目前的可用時...Read more

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Don't forget your dream!


english, cantonese, mandarin
San francisco, United States
May 14, 2007

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