Tag: action

Interview with Sammo Hung

The Hollywood Reporter interviews actor/director/producer/martial arts cinema legend and 2019’s HKIFF Filmmaker in Focus, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo. “I’m proud of all my films. I’ve enjoyed great success in many different genres. I have been very blessed to have so many ideas and to continuously produce successful films. I’m […]

“Anamorphic Adventures in Hong Kong”

David Bordwell writes about Shaw Brothers Studios particular use of the widescreen format in film. “The Shawscope blazon opens onto a world of one-armed swordfighters, beautiful woman warriors, and kung-fu masters with very long white eyebrows. Without denying the peculiar pleasures of these sagas, we can peer behind […]

Ankhen (1968)

If you’re thinking “Hey, didn’t Cultural Gutter already do a piece on a wackadoodle Indian film about eyes starring the handsome and heroic Dharmendra?” you’re perfectly correct. But thanks to a career of over 300 films, producers apparently ran out of different words to use in the title […]