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24 Frames"The Flowers of War": Director Zhang Yimou said that he while he expected total artistic freedom during the making of the movie "The Flowers of War," starring Christian Bale, he also felt Chinese censorship limits filmmakers' options....
24 Frames"The Flowers of War" director Zhang Yimou says China's rapidly growing film market will bring more foreign films into the country and, he hopes, more actors from the United States. Could Tom Hanks be one of them?...
24 FramesChristian Bale in "The Flowers of War": Chinese director Zhang Yimou had nothing but praise for Christian Bale during an interview earlier this year on the set of "The Flowers of War," which stars Bale as an unlikely American hero as the Japanese raid the...
Los Angeles Times Film CriticHarrowing and unflinching, a savage nightmare so consuming and claustrophobic you will want to leave but fear to go, "City of Life and Death" is a cinematic experience unlike any you've had before. It's a film strong enough to change your life, if you can...
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When the Chow Yun-fat action-comedy epic "Let the Bullets Fly" opened in China last year, it quickly became a phenomenon. Lured by its splashy fight scenes and whip-snap dialogue, filmgoers swarmed theaters. The movie wound up taking in more than $100...
At the turn of the 20th century, Professor Woodrow Wilson said that every man sent out from a university should be a man of his nation as well as a man of his time. At the beginning of the 21st century, we can say that every person sent out from a...
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelOscar winner Christian Bale teamed with Chinese master Zhang Yimou (“Hero,” “Raise the Red Lantern,” The Story of Qui Jo,” Ju Dou”) ) for “The Flowers of War,” a historical drama set against the infamous...
Times Staff WriterXILINHOT, China — Video recorder in hand, Wang Hong sat inside a small stone-and-brick house with one of China's aging musical masters — a Mongolian vocalist named Hajab who once sang his region's ancestral melodies for Chairman Mao Tse-tung....
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Sentinel Movie CriticThe Children of Huang Shi is a sentimental, old-fashioned and somewhat fictionalized view of World War II in China as seen through the eyes of one Briton who was there. If it doesn't measure up to the label "epic," it's still an engaging account of one...
JEFFREY N. WASSERSTROM, a professor of history at UC Irvine, is the author of "China's Brave New World -- And Other Tales for Global Times," published this month.HISTORY HAS been trotted out recently by both domestic defenders and international critics of Chinese Communist Party rule. But while both groups have stressed the value of looking back roughly 70 years, they have drawn sharply different conclusions...
The following is a story Nora Groves wrote about her trip for the newsletter of the Southern California Chapter of Families With Children From China. This summer I went to China!! China is so beautiful. I didn't know it was going to be so pretty and so...
Tribune foreign correspondentEarly this year, when the wheat had yet to rise in the fields of her hometown, Wang Run Chin was just another farmer's wife. She was a member of the Bai family, living in a peasant village called Two Dragons, and she had never left home. A short time...
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