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Postby dleedlee » Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:40 pm

Stars Arrive for "Golden Horse" Awards
http://english.cri.cn/3086/2008/12/06/1321s430462.htm

Golden Horse Awards Live...(via live blog Varietyasiaonline.com)(results so far, roughly)

Best Documentary - Up the Yangtze
Best Original Screenplay - Winds of September
Best Art Direction - Zhao Si Hao for PARKING
Best Makeup and Costume - CANDY RAIN!
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS - THE WARLORDS
BEST SOUND EFFECTS - Steve Burgess for MISSING
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Cheng Chor Keung, for Ocean Flame
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Mei Fang ORZ BOYZ
Best Supporting Actor - Ma Ju-lung for CAPE NO.7
BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE - CAPE NO.7
BEST ORIGINAL FILM SONG - Cape No. 7
BEST EDITING - CONNECTED
Best Newcomer - Jiang Suming HOPSCOTCH
Best Adapted Screenplay - Liu Heng for THE ASSEMBLY

Brigitte Lin and Ang Lee:
Lin, "Our eyes and hearts are always with Taiwan, no matter where we are, we care about what is happenning in Taiwan, and its cinema.."
Lee Ang, "I'm not so noble. I just came back so that I could meet you." :D

Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year - Wei Te-Sheng "Cape No.7"
Outstanding Taiwanese Film of the Year - Cape No.7


Variety (Marcus Lim):
...of course, the Taiwanese love a party so much, they are not going to let this ceremony end.
We are 15 minutes to our fourth hour, and they are starting a video clip on the history of Taiwan cinema. Good lord!

10:49 And a rock performance by the lead cast of Cape No.7
10:50 All I'm saying is, I would like to get some dinner before 12, is all...
10:55 The cast of "cape No.7" is going to recreate the final scene of the film on stage. All 6 of them
10:55 And with the entire auditorium alight with glow in the dark green sticks

Best Leading Actor - Zhang Hanyu THE ASSEMBLY
Best Leading Actress - Prudence Lau Mei-guan - True Women For Sale


11:23 John Woo and Zhou Xun are on stage presenting the award for Best Director

Best Director - Peter Chan for The Warlords :!:

Best Feature Film - The Warlords :!: :!:

V:
11:39 Finally, the awards that do matter have gone to The Warlords!
11:39 Peter Lam from Media Asia is speaking
11:40 He's hoping that the results for Cape and Warlords means that there will be more co-productions between HK and Taiwan
11:40 China Film Group,
11:40 "This is a co-production that involved, at its greatest, over 9000 workers."
11:40 Peter Chan, "Thank you all, very very much!"
11:41 And we are done!
11:41 This year's celebration of Chinese cinema is now at an end, and we hope you've enjoyed Variety's live coverage of the festivities, however long they may have been!
11:41 And remember, go, buy your copy of "Cape No.7" and "The Warlords"!
11:42 Good night folks!

http://varietyasiaonline.com/content/view/7636/1/

Stars gather in Taiwan for film fest
http://showbizandstyle.inquirer.net/bre ... -film-fest

Taiwan's 'Cape' hits red tape
Mainland Chinese authorities delay Jan. release
http://www.variety.com/article/VR111799 ... =2523&cs=1

Hayao Miyazaki's feelings mixed on nostalgia
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/features/ar ... Y14103.htm

Nicholas Tse & Nick Cheung Lose Themselves in Roles
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/THEY-LOS ... 06094.html
http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/show/story ... 33,00.html

Lady Cop Papa Crook opens Dec.24
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/-Lady-Co ... 06344.html
Eason Chan, Michelle Ye
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http://michelle-ye.com/bulletin_details ... 8&cat_id=2 (more)

Looking For A Star to open on first day of CNY,
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Looking- ... 06046.html
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http://ent.qq.com/a/20081205/000139.htm

Zhao Wei, Zhou Xun at Painted Skin press conference in Taipei
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http://ent.qq.com/a/20081205/000167.htm

Taiwan idol film Miss No Good
Rainie Yang and Wilber Pan
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/v/h/f/blxhua/index.html

Carina Lau in Shanghai
http://simg.sina.com.hk/cp/0/0033/0305/2/p.jpg
http://ent.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show. ... 778/1.html
At Christmas lighting ceremony (hungry or eating for two?)
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/h/p/2008-12-06 ... 2232.shtml

Tsui Hark and Zhang Yuqi attend (Sylvia Chang and) Joe Cheng’s Play
http://cfensi.wordpress.com/2008/12/05/ ... engs-play/

Gillian Cheung went to Sichuan Again
http://cfensi.wordpress.com/2008/12/05/ ... uan-again/
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/h/2008-12-05/20142281961.shtml

Chinese Musicians Make Breakthroughs with Grammy Nods
http://english.cri.cn/3086/2008/12/06/1722s430461.htm

Oriental Daily vs Apple Daily
http://www.zonaeuropa.com/200812a.brief.htm#008

CBA Players Suspended for After-game Attack
http://english.cri.cn/2886/2008/12/06/1461s430317.htm

Girl chops off her finger to prove her innocence
http://www.danwei.org/front_page_of_the ... finger.php

Panda-looking Dog Catches Eyes in Wuhan
http://english.cri.cn/2946/2008/12/05/195s430152.htm

Liu Xiang Foot Surgery Successful
http://english.cri.cn/2886/2008/12/06/2021s430319.htm

New Study Released on Chinese Americans
http://cbs5.com/localwire/22.0.html?typ ... ICAN-bagm-
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Postby duriandave » Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:53 pm

Brigitte Lin and Ang Lee:
Lin, "Our eyes and hearts are always with Taiwan, no matter where we are, we care about what is happenning in Taiwan, and its cinema.."
Lee Ang, "I'm not so noble. I just came back so that I could meet you."

I hope he talked her into making a movie with him. That would be amazing and the comeback that Brigitte Lin deserves.
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Postby dleedlee » Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:46 pm

duriandave wrote:
Brigitte Lin and Ang Lee:
Lin, "Our eyes and hearts are always with Taiwan, no matter where we are, we care about what is happenning in Taiwan, and its cinema.."
Lee Ang, "I'm not so noble. I just came back so that I could meet you."

I hope he talked her into making a movie with him. That would be amazing and the comeback that Brigitte Lin deserves.


Lust, Caution II ?

Seriously, I think Jay Chou is really angling to get Brigitte to work with him. She seems to like him (Secret) and hinted that if he comes up with a good script she'd be amenable. Or, how about WKW's Legend of Yip Man, with Jay and Tony Leung?
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Postby dleedlee » Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:48 pm

Cfensi’s Amusing Coverage of The 45th Golden Horse Awards
Nominees, Results and Videos
http://cfensi.wordpress.com/2008/12/06/ ... #more-2522
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Postby ewaffle » Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:38 pm

Carina Lau in Shanghai
http://simg.sina.com.hk/cp/0/0033/0305/2/p.jpg
http://ent.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show. ... 778/1.html
At Christmas lighting ceremony (hungry or eating for two?)


Amazing--I wouldn't think it possible for someone to look elegant/gorgeous while chomping on an extra super huge bin of popcorn. Carina Lau can do anything!
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Postby Brian Thibodeau » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:19 pm

(another!) Phony degree scam exposed
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/549772

"We have the watermark paper, we have the seals," Sun said. "My quality is very, very, good. As close as you can get to the real thing."

Besides the degrees, he offered for sale numerous other counterfeit documents, which could push the price to more than $10,000. These include forged letters from the Chinese Consulate in Toronto and the Chinese Ministry of Education in Beijing attesting the client as a bona fide student in Canada.


Previous story about a Toronto-based phony diploma scam (and discussion) in this News thread from last year:
http://hkmdb.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=46651


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Postby dleedlee » Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:56 pm

Darn Canadians! :D
That's pretty scary. But the article is practically an advert for that guy. Even a handy price list in the sidebar. Just tell us what corner of Chinatown to find him!
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Postby Brian Thibodeau » Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:52 am

dleedlee wrote:Darn Canadians! :D
That's pretty scary. But the article is practically an advert for that guy. Even a handy price list in the sidebar. Just tell us what corner of Chinatown to find him!


He'll meet you in the little walkway between the three side-by-side fake DVD shops and the fake clothing store (the one across from the optical store with the fake frames). I've got an order in for three different science degrees. Gotta keep my options open in this economy, y'know! ;) Wonder what kind of work a "highly-educated" gweilo like me could find in China?

You're right about it being an ad for the guy, though he might not be able to trust any of his customers for the awhile. I like his moxy, though:

"I've forgotten everything (I learned) in school. All theoretical. Nothing useful."


I feel worst for the companies in the ever-modernizing China who've hired inexperienced/unprofessional people because of these fake degrees. Then again I've worked with "degreed" people over the years whose jobs I could easily have done were it not for my "lesser" college diploma. Pieces of paper, man, pieces of paper. :lol:


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