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Interview on Bedrock Games Podcast

Brendan from Bedrock Games recently interviewed me about my book for the Bedrock Games podcast. We did the interview via Skype and struggled with the internet connection somewhat (like most Aussies, I was quick to lay the blame on our…

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Why ‘Ask for the Moon’?

“The good thing about working for big studios was that you got classy, quality support. Even if you asked for the moon, they could get the moon for you, which was amazing.” ~ Shaw Brothers Studios director Chor Yuen Someone…

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Extract from ‘Ask for the Moon’ —

“The good thing about working for big studios was that you got classy, quality support. Even if you asked for the moon, they could get the moon for you, which was amazing.” ~ Shaw Brothers Studios director Chor Yuen. “Strange … Continue reading

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Donnie says: “This is action filmmaking”

Since March 2016, around the edges of my day job, I have been writing a book about Shaw Brothers studios and some of their directors, framed against the theme of innovation. As you can imagine, this has been a lot … Continue reading

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‘Monkey’ – Kung Fu Movie Podcast

Hello dear reader! I see that the last blog I posted was 3 April. Yikes! I have sort of been caught out, with my lack of blogging progress this year now being highlighted, but in the very best and nicest … Continue reading

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How Princess iron Fan Burnt Down the Heavenly Gate (1959)

You can find a list of cast and crew on the Hong Kong Movie Database here. This old black and white film hasn’t aged well, I am afraid – compared to the lively and lovely animations of the Wan Brothers … Continue reading

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The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven (1961, 1964)

Mainland China. Directed by Wan Laiming (Northsiders in Melbourne:) available to loan from City of Darebin Libraries, Everyone else: can be bought on YESASIA. Made by the same brothers who made Princess Iron Fan in 1941, this film features absolutely … Continue reading

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