Tag: kung fu

Remembering Yuen Hua

At Ask For The Moon, Meredith Lewis remembers Hong Kong film icon, Yuen Hua. “’He’s gorgeous!’ said my Mum, boggling at Yueh Hua playing the titular role in The Lizard. ‘He’s warm, funny, and he’s really really good.’”

Interview with Yuen Woo-Ping

Friend of the Gutter Colin Geddes interviews Yuen Woo-Ping at That Shelf. “Yuen constantly collaborated with his brothers (Cheung, Shun-Yi, Chun-Yeung and Yat-Chor), who are all talented martial artists and stuntmen, sometimes referred to as The Yuen Clan. We could continue to talk about the many films they’ve […]

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 […]

Extract from Ask For The Moon!

Meredith Lewis has shared an extract from her new book, Ask For The Moon: Innovation At Shaw Brothers Studios: “Chopsocky flicks have a dire reputation among most of us Westerners. The average man on the street thinks of badly made films, peopled by corny actors in silly wigs, […]