News Links - 1/18/09

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News Links - 1/18/09

Postby dleedlee » Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:17 pm

Aaron Kwok's Silver Valley to be premiered at Berlin
Cast includes Hao Lei, Jennifer Tilly(! according to mtime),
Taiwan production filmed in 2006

Synopsis: An epic story about a family of banking merchants going through the Boxer Rebellion and 1911 Revolution, reflecting on the once prosperous trading business in Shanxi province during the 19th century.

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http://www.thesilvervalley.com/eng_menu.htm

Nanking! Nanking! : China Begins to Look at Own Holocaust
http://cfensi.wordpress.com/2009/01/17/ ... holocaust/

The Chinese Are Hurting The Feelings Of The Chinese In Southeast Asia
Why some Hong Kong films were censored
http://www.zonaeuropa.com/200901b.brief.htm#014

Zhang Yuan's Dada's Dance at Sundance Film Festival
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Li Xinyun, Li Xiaofeng
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/c/2009-01-17/11242346709.shtml

Chengtian (Orange Sky) and Hua Yi Begin Looking for Younger Talent
http://cfensi.wordpress.com/2009/01/17/ ... er-talent/


Hong Kong Newspaper Chief Editor Sacked From Job
Gigi Lai's fiance, Mr Ma, founder of Oriental Press Group is allegedly tied to triads
http://www.zonaeuropa.com/200901b.brief.htm#013
The Triads Comeback
http://www.feer.com/tales/?p=675

Ispy: Paul Chun sneaks away for a smoke break
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/h/p/2009-01-17 ... 6812.shtml

Sandy Lam will be performing two concerts in Australia
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Sandy-La ... 18602.html

Kelly Lin receives a 3 carat butterfly diamond ring; suspected to be engagement ring
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Kelly-Li ... 18872.html
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http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2009-01/1 ... 676131.htm

Charlene Choi nearly cried because Gillian Chung wasn’t beside her,
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Charlene ... 18838.html
Gillian Chung appears on screen, not yet accepted by netizens
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Gillian- ... 18696.html

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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/h/p/2009-01-18 ... 7391.shtml
Miss Chinese International 2009 Results - Canada Big Winner
Toronto first, Vancouver second runner up
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Miss-Chi ... 18657.html

Miffty Zhang Mao returns to Hong Kong campus under scrutiny of photographers
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/m/p/2009-01-18 ... 7393.shtml
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/h/2009-01-18/08092347347.shtml
http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2009-01/1 ... 676481.htm

Global slump casts a pall over Chinese New Year
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090117/ap_ ... r_new_year


China bird flu no immediate threat to HK
http://app2.rthk.org.hk/pda/news/content.php?id=553335
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Re: News Links - 1/18/09

Postby Brian Thibodeau » Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:49 pm

dleedlee wrote:Aaron Kwok's Silver Valley to be premiered at Berlin
Cast includes Hao Lei, Jennifer Tilly(! according to mtime),
Taiwan production filmed in 2006

Synopsis: An epic story about a family of banking merchants going through the Boxer Rebellion and 1911 Revolution, reflecting on the once prosperous trading business in Shanxi province during the 19th century.


What? Tilly's perfect for period dramas! :lol: And Kwok's comfortable around western performers: he's acted opposite the legendary Coolio, you know.
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Re: News Links - 1/18/09

Postby ewaffle » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:03 pm

Brian Thibodeau wrote:
What? Tilly's perfect for period dramas! :lol: And Kwok's comfortable around western performers: he's acted opposite the legendary Coolio, you know.


I have heard she plays against type in "Silver Valley", playing a dtizy American woman with large breasts and an annoying voice.
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Postby dleedlee » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:06 am

I did not know that she and her sister, Meg, were Chinese-American:

Tilly was born Jennifer E. Chan in Harbor City, Los Angeles, California. She is the second of four children of Harry Chan, a Chinese American used car salesman, and Patricia Tilly, a schoolteacher and former stage actress. Following her parents' divorce when she was five, she was raised by her mother and stepfather, John Ward, on rural Texada Island, British Columbia, Canada. Her mother divorced again when Tilly was a teenager, and moved to Victoria... (wikipedia)

Found only this on her role in Silver Valley:

One of the movies on tap is “Silver Valleyâ€
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