Chinese movies have one of the differences from foreign countires is billngual subtitles (even Chinese dramas and varieties have the subtitles too). Two langueages that we use are Chinese and English as subtitles. There are some reasons why Chinese movies have (bilingual) subtitles. (screenshot from “Sikptrace”) First reason is dialect. Besides mandarin and cantonese (cantonese is Chinese dialect), China has lots of dialects; different provinces have different dialects. For example, I come from northeast of China, but I don’t understand south dialects. When people come from different provinces, we talk in mandarin with each others. Some Chinese movies have some different … Continue reading Why Chinese Movies Have (Bilingual) Subtitles?
On August 11, 1896, “Western Movie” played in Shanghai. It was China’s first movie projection. Chinese filmmaking was born in 1905. The founder of Beijing Fengtai photo place, Ren Qingtai, filmed “Ding Jun Shan” starring Tan Xinpei. This was the first film made by a Chinese filmmaker. In 1977, film production in China began to recover. Betweeen 1925 to 1927, there were 140 small and medium size film companies in Shanghai. Guangzhou, Peking (now Beijing), Tianjin and other cities also became involved in shooting films. In 1931, Chinese film company completed the first sound film “Sunshine After Rain” in Japan. … Continue reading A History of Chinese Cinema (part)
Apocalypse Now (1979) Directed by Francis Coppola was a very INTERESTING film to say the least. This Vietnam War film featured Martin Sheen as the main protagonist (Captain Willard) and he has done a phenomenal job with his role – a … Continue reading Apocalypse Now (1979) Reaction
This summer I watched a movie called “Wolf Warriors II” in China. This movie directed by Jason Wu and he is main character in the movie. After watching, it aroused our patriotism. The Wolf Warriors II not only release in China, it also released overseas. After the release, it broke Chinese movies record: a hundred million in 4 days. Why this movie is very popular now? This movie released on July 27, but today it sill shows in the theaters. Every year June to July or August is the domestic film protection in China. It also released before Chinese Army … Continue reading Wolf Warriors II
After seeing the first Ghibli movie that my brother brought home from college years ago… Princess Mononoke… I discovered and fell in like with a studio that I otherwise would most likely never have never known about and would have … Continue reading Grow up and watch a REAL cartoon
In 2016, for the first time Hawaii Pacific University screened a “HIFF” (Hawaii International Film Festival) film at HPU’s Aloha Tower campus. Ironically, given the theme of this review, the 2014 Hong Kong film That Demon Within from director Dante Lam was screened as … Continue reading That Demon Within
200 Pound Beauty is a Korean Romantic comedy made in 2006 and did fairly well in Korea but surprisingly did extremely well in America. It I the story of an overweight kind hearted girl who is a ghost singer for … Continue reading 200 Pound Beauty