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Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung
(born 7 January 1952), also known as Hung Kam-bo (洪金寶), is a Hong Kong
Hong Kong
actor, martial artist, film producer and director, known for his work in many martial arts films and Hong Kong action cinema. He has been a fight choreographer for other actors such as Jackie Chan. Hung is one of the pivotal figures who spearheaded the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
New Wave movement of the 1980s, helped reinvent the martial arts genre and started the vampire-like jiangshi genre. He is widely credited with assisting many of his compatriots, giving them their starts in the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
film industry, by casting them in the films he produced, or giving them roles in the production crew. Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
is often addressed as "Da Goh" (Chinese: 大哥; pinyin: dà gē), meaning Big Brother
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Chinese Name
Chinese personal names are names used by those from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and the Chinese diaspora
Chinese diaspora
overseas. Due to China's historical dominance of East Asian culture, many names used in Korea and Vietnam are adaptations of Chinese names, or have historical roots in Chinese, with appropriate adaptation to accommodate linguistic differences. Modern Chinese names consist of a surname known as xing (姓, xìng), which comes first and is usually but not always monosyllabic, followed by a personal name called ming (名, míng), which is nearly always mono- or disyllabic
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Fight Choreography
Stage combat is a specialised technique in theatre designed to create the illusion of physical combat without causing harm to the performers. It is employed in live stage plays as well as operatic and ballet productions. With the advent of cinema and television the term has widened to also include the choreography of filmed fighting sequences, as opposed to the earlier live performances on stage. It is closely related to the practice of stunts and is a common field of study for actors
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Asia-Pacific Film Festival
The Asia-Pacific Film Festival (abbreviated APFF) is an annual film festival hosted by the Federation of Motion Picture Producers in Asia-Pacific.[1] The festival was first held in Tokyo, Japan, in 1954.[2][3]Contents1 History 2 Best Film winners 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] The festival was first held in Tokyo, Japan, in 1954 as the Southeast Asian Film Festival. In addition to Japan, Hong Kong, the Federation of Malaya, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand
Thailand
participated
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Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
(Cantonese: [hœ́ːŋ.kɔ̌ːŋ] ( listen)), officially the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Special
Special
Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia. Along with Macau, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, and several other major cities in Guangdong, the territory forms a core part of the Pearl River Delta
Pearl River Delta
metropolitan region, the most populated area in the world
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Actor
An actor (often actress for females; see terminology) is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern mediums such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής (hupokritḗs), literally "one who answers".[1] The actor's interpretation of their role pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character
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Martial Artist
Martial arts
Martial arts
are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a number of reasons: as self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, mental and spiritual development; as well as entertainment and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritage. Although the term martial art has become associated with the fighting arts of eastern Asia, it originally referred to the combat systems of Europe
Europe
as early as the 1550s
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Film Producer
A film producer is a person who oversees film production.[1] Either employed by a production company or working independently, producers plan and coordinate various aspects of film production, such as selecting the script; coordinating writing, directing, and editing; and arranging financing.[2] During the "discovery stage," the producer finds and selects promising material for development.[2] Then, unless the film is based on an existing script, the producer has to hire a screenwriter and oversee the development of the script.[3] Once a script is completed, the producer will lead a pitch to secure the financial backing (a "green light") to allow production to begin. The producer also supervises the pre-production, production, and post-production stages of filmmaking. One of the most important tasks is to hire the director and other key crew members
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Film Director
A film director is a person who directs the making of a film. A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay (or script) while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking.[1] Under European Union
European Union
law, the director is viewed as the author of the film.[2] The film director gives direction to the cast and crew and creates an overall vision through which a film eventually becomes realized, or noticed. Directors need to be able to mediate differences in creative visions and stay within the boundaries of the film's budget. There are many pathways to becoming a film director. Some film directors started as screenwriters, cinematographers, film editors or actors. Other film directors have attended a film school. Directors use different approaches
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Hong Kong New Wave
The Hong Kong New Wave
Hong Kong New Wave
was a movement in Chinese-language cinema that emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s.Contents1 Origins of the movement 2 Second Wave 3 Major figures 4 ReferencesOrigins of the movement[edit] The Hong Kong New Wave
Hong Kong New Wave
started in 1979. During the 1980s, the film industry began to flourish; many Chinese households did not have a TV at the time
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Asian Film Award For Best Supporting Actor
Support may refer to: Support (structure), architectural components that include arches, beams, columns, balconies, and stretchers Lateral support (other) Life support, in medicine Technical support, help for computer hardware, software, or electronic goods Advocacy, in politics Customer supportContents1 Psychology 2 Finance 3 Chemistry and materials science 4 Mathematics 5 MilitaryPsychology[edit]Fan club Moral support Peer support Social support Support
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Sifu
Shifu (simplified Chinese: 师傅 or 师父; traditional Chinese: 師傅 or 師父), or sifu in Cantonese, (sư phụ in Vietnamese) is a title for and role of a skillful person or a master. The character 師/师 means "skilled person" or "teacher", while the meaning of 傅 is "tutor" and the meaning of 父 is "father." 傅 and 父 are both pronounced "fu" with the same tones in Cantonese
Cantonese
and Mandarin. A similar term often used in Chinese is 老師/老师 ( Cantonese
Cantonese
Chinese pronunciation: lou5 si1; Mandarin Chinese pronunciation: lǎoshī), meaning "teacher" or literally "old person of skill". Though pronounced identically and bearing similar meanings, the two terms are distinct and usage is different
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Stuntman
A stunt performer, often referred to as a stuntman, stuntwoman, or daredevil, is a trained professional who performs stunts, often as a career.Contents1 Overview 2 History2.1 Cascadeur 2.2 Stage combat 2.3 Early cinema 2.4 Cowboy
Cowboy
professionals 2.5 Safety Last! 2.6 Swashbuckler films 2.7 Action movies3 Future 4 Awards 5 Deaths 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksOverview[edit] A stuntman typically performs stunts intended for use in a motion picture or dramatized television. Stunts
Stunts
seen in films and television include car crashes, falls from great height, drags (for example, behind a horse), and explosions.[1][2][3] There is an inherent risk in the performance of all stunt work. The most risk exists when performing stunts in front of a live audience. In filmed performances, visible safety mechanisms can be removed by editing
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Alex Law
Alex Law Kai-Yui (Chinese: 羅啟銳) is a Hong Kong
Hong Kong
film director,screenwriter and producer. Law was educated at the Diocesan Boys' School, Hong Kong, matriculating in 1971. Law collaborated with Mabel Cheung on many of her most famous films, including the "Migration Trilogy": Illegal Immigrant (1985), An Autumn's Tale (1987) and Eight Taels of Gold (1989). He wrote the screenplay for Cheung's The Soong Sisters (1997). To date, he is unmarried and childless, but he has been in the relationship with teammate Mabel Cheung since 1986
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Cathay Organisation
Cathay Organisation
Cathay Organisation
Holdings Limited is one of Singapore's leisure and entertainment groups. It has the first THX
THX
cinema hall and digital cinema in Singapore. The group has operations in Singapore
Singapore
and Malaysia.Contents1 History1.1 The early years 1.2 Studio operations 1.3 Growth of the cinema empire 1.4 Recession 1.5 Revival of Cathay 1.6 New millennium2 Current Subsidiaries 3 Past Subsidiaries 4 Cathay Cineplexes4.1 Singapore4.1.1 Current locations5 Hangout Hotels International 6 Trivia 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit] The early years[edit]The Cathay, formerly the Cathay Building, opened in 1939
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Yue Fei
Yue Fei
Yue Fei
(24 March 1103 – 27 January 1142), courtesy name Pengju, was a Han Chinese
Han Chinese
military general who lived during the Southern Song dynasty. His ancestral home was in Xiaoti, Yonghe Village, Tangyin, Xiangzhou, Henan
Henan
(in present-day Tangyin County, Anyang, Henan). He is best known for leading Southern Song forces in the wars in the 12th century between Southern Song and the Jurchen-ruled Jin dynasty in northern China
China
before being put to death by the Southern Song government in 1142.[2] He was granted the posthumous name Wumu (武穆) by Emperor Xiaozong in 1169, and later granted the posthumous title King of È (鄂王) by Emperor Ningzong in 1211
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