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A Better Tomorrow is a 1986 Hong Kong crime film, directed by John Woo, and starring Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung and Chow Yun-fat.
A Better Tomorrow 2 is a 1987 Hong Kong action film written and directed by John Woo.
A Better Tomorrow III: Love & Death in Saigon is a 1989 Hong Kong action drama film co-produced and directed by Tsui Hark.
The Academy Award for Best Sound Editing is an Academy Award granted yearly to a film exhibiting the finest or most aesthetic sound design or sound editing.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
Action fiction is the literary genre that includes spy novels, adventure stories, tales of terror and intrigue ("cloak and dagger"), and mysteries.
Action film is a film genre in which the protagonist or protagonists are thrust into a series of challenges that typically include violence, extended fighting, physical feats, and frantic chases.
Adweek is a weekly American advertising trade publication that was first published in 1978.
was a Japanese film director and screenwriter, who directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years.
The American Volunteer Groups were volunteer air units organized by the United States government to aid the Nationalist government of China against Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese War.
Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Andy Lau Tak-wah, BBS, MH, JPFocus Film.
Anime is a style of hand-drawn and computer animation originating in, and commonly associated with, Japan.
is a 2004 Japanese computer animated anime science fiction action film directed by Shinji Aramaki and based on the Appleseed manga created by Masamune Shirow.
Appleseed Ex Machina, also known as in the original version, is a 2007 Japanese animated CG science fiction film and is the sequel to the 2004 ''Appleseed'' film, similarly directed by Shinji Aramaki, and was produced by Hong Kong director and producer John Woo.
is a leading brewery and soft drink company based in Tokyo, Japan.
The role of an assistant director on a film includes tracking daily progress against the filming production schedule, arranging logistics, preparing daily call sheets, checking cast and crew, and maintaining order on the set.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
Blackjack is a 1998 TV action film directed by John Woo starring Dolph Lundgren as a leukophobic former United States Marshal turned bodyguard who hunts down an assassin.
Blind Spot (Doudege Wénkel) is a 2012 Luxembourgian crime film directed by Christophe Wagner.
A blockbuster is a work of entertainment – especially a feature film, but also other media – that is highly popular and financially successful.
Blood Brothers is a 2007 Chinese film directed by Alexi Tan and starring Daniel Wu, Shu Qi, Sun Honglei, Liu Ye and Tony Yang.
BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke in German, or Bavarian Motor Works in English) is a German multinational company which currently produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945.
Branded content (also known as branded entertainment) is the practice of marketing via the creation of content that is funded or outright produced by an advertiser.
Broken Arrow is a 1996 American action film directed by John Woo, written by Graham Yost, and starring John Travolta, Christian Slater, and Samantha Mathis.
Lee Jun-fan (November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973), known professionally as Bruce Lee, was a Hong Kong and American actor, film director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, philosopher, and founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do, one of the wushu or kungfu styles.
Bullet in the Head is a 1990 Hong Kong action film written, produced, edited and directed by John Woo, who played Police Inspector, and starring Tony Leung, Jacky Cheung, Waise Lee and Simon Yam.
Bulletproof Monk is a 2003 American superhero comedy film directed by Paul Hunter in his directorial debut, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Seann William Scott, and Jaime King.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman (who won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film).
The Cannes Festival (Festival de Cannes), named until 2002 as the International Film Festival (Festival international du film) and known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries from all around the world.
Cathay Organisation Holdings Limited is one of Singapore's leisure and entertainment groups.
China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.
The Chinese Civil War was a war fought between the Kuomintang (KMT)-led government of the Republic of China and the Communist Party of China (CPC).
The Chinese Communist Revolution started from 1946, after the end of Second Sino-Japanese War, and was the second part of the Chinese Civil War.
Chinese martial arts, often named under the umbrella terms kung fu and wushu, are the several hundred fighting styles that have developed over the centuries in China.
Chinese people are the various individuals or ethnic groups associated with China, usually through ancestry, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship or other affiliation.
Chow Yun-fat, SBS (born 18 May 1955), previously known as Donald Chow, is a Hong Kong actor.
A Christian is a person who follows or adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
Christian Michael Leonard Slater (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor and producer.
The cinema of China is one of three distinct historical threads of Chinese-language cinema together with the cinema of Hong Kong and the cinema of Taiwan.
The cinema of Hong Kong is one of the three major threads in the history of Chinese language cinema, alongside the cinema of China, and the cinema of Taiwan.
The cinema of the United States, often metonymously referred to as Hollywood, has had a profound effect on the film industry in general since the early 20th century.
The Conversations with Filmmakers Series is part of the University Press of Mississippi which is sponsored by Mississippi's eight state universities.
A cult film or cult movie, also commonly referred to as a cult classic, is a film that has acquired a cult following.
Sir David Lean, CBE (25 March 190816 April 1991) was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, responsible for large-scale epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and A Passage to India (1984).
Enter the Dragon is a 1973 Hong Kong-American martial arts action film, directed by Robert Clouse, and starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon, and Jim Kelly.
Epic films are a style of filmmaking with large scale, sweeping scope, and spectacle.
Face/Off is a 1997 American science fiction action film directed by John Woo, written by Mike Werb and Michael Colleary, and starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage.
Film Business Asia was a film trade magazine based in Hong Kong.
A film director is a person who directs the making of a film.
Film editing is a technical part of the post-production process of filmmaking.
A film producer is a person who oversees the production of a film.
The First American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force in 1941–1942, nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was composed of pilots from the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC), Navy (USN), and Marine Corps (USMC), recruited under presidential authority and commanded by Claire Lee Chennault.
Follow the Star is a 1978 Hong Kong action film directed by John Woo and starring Rowena Cortes.
Frederick Townsend Ward (November 29, 1831September 22, 1862) was an American sailor and soldier of fortune known for his military service in Imperial China during the Taiping Rebellion.
New Wave (La Nouvelle Vague) is often referred to as one of the most influential movements in the history of cinema.
From Riches to Rags is a 1980 Hong Kong film written and directed by John Woo starring Ricky Hui and Johnny Koo.
A gangster is a criminal who is a member of a gang.
The Golden Horse Award for Best Director is given at the Golden Horse Film Awards.
The Golden Lion (Leone d'Oro) is the highest prize given to a film at the Venice Film Festival.
Guangdong is a province in South China, located on the South China Sea coast.
Guangzhou, also known as Canton, is the capital and most populous city of the province of Guangdong.
Gun Fu, a portmanteau of gun and kung fu (also known as Gun Kata, bullet ballet or gymnastic gunplay), is a fictional style of sophisticated close-quarters Gunfight resembling a martial arts battle played out with firearms instead of traditional weapons.
Jeon Hae-rim (born 28 June 1978), better known by her stage name Ha Ji-won is a South Korean actress.
Hand of Death, also known as Countdown in Kung Fu, is a 1976 Hong Kong martial arts film written and directed by John Woo, and starring Doran Tan and James Tien, and featuring early acting performances from Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung in supporting roles as well as Yuen Biao in a cameo appearance.
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Hard Target is a 1993 American action film directed by Hong Kong film director John Woo in his American debut.
Heroes Shed No Tears is a 1986 Hong Kong war film directed by John Woo, produced by Peter Chan, and starring Eddy Ko.
Heroic bloodshed is a genre of Hong Kong action cinema revolving around stylized action sequences and dramatic themes such as brotherhood, duty, honour, redemption and violence.
The history of the People's Republic of China details the history of mainland China since October 1, 1949, when, after a near complete victory by the Communist Party of China (CPC) in the Chinese Civil War, Mao Zedong proclaimed the People's Republic of China (PRC) from atop Tiananmen.
Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.
Hong Kong action cinema is the principal source of the Hong Kong film industry's global fame.
The Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director is an award presented annually at the Hong Kong Film Awards (HKFA).
The Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film is an annual Hong Kong industry award presented to the films which is considered the best of the year.
IMAX is a system of high-resolution cameras, film formats and film projectors.
iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware.
Chan Kong-sang, SBS, MBE, PMW (生; born 7 April 1954), known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer.
Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg (born 18 October 1960), professionally known as Jean-Claude Van Damme and abbreviated as JCVD, is a Belgian actor, martial artist, screenwriter, film producer, and director best known for his martial arts action films.
Jean-Pierre Melville (born Jean-Pierre Grumbach; 20 October 1917 – 2 August 1973) was a French filmmaker.
Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus Christ, was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader.
John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, film producer, dancer and singer.
John Woo SBS (Wu Yu-seng; Ng Yu-sum (Cantonese); born May 1, 1946) is a Chinese-born Hong Kong film director, writer, and producer.
is a Japanese film director.
Just Heroes is a 1989 Hong Kong crime film, directed by John Woo and Wu Ma.
, born, was a Japanese actor and singer who appeared in over 200 films.
, known as Manhunt, or Hot Pursuit, or Dangerous Chase in some translations, is a 1976 Japanese chase film directed by Junya Satō.
Last Hurrah for Chivalry is a 1979 Hong Kong martial arts film written, produced and directed by John Woo, and starring Damian Lau and Wei Pai.
Laughing Times is a 1980 Hong Kong comedy film written and directed by John Woo and starring Dean Shek as the Chinese Charlie Chaplin.
Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 epic historical drama film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence.
Le Samouraï (originally released as The Godson in the US) is a 1967 neo-noir crime film written and directed by Jean-Pierre Melville.
Lee Byung-hun (이병헌; born July 12, 1970) is a South Korean actor, singer and model.
Liquid Comics is a comic book company, founded in 2006 as Virgin Comics LLC, which produced stories (many of which are Indian-culture related) for an international audience.
In filmmaking, a long take is a shot lasting much longer than the conventional editing pace either of the film itself or of films in general.
Lost in Space is an American science fiction television series created and produced by Irwin Allen.
Manhunt is a police thriller film directed by John Woo and starring Zhang Hanyu and Masaharu Fukuyama.
Mao Zedong (December 26, 1893September 9, 1976), commonly known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary who became the founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he ruled as the Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976.
Mark Stoeckinger is an American sound editor.
is a Japanese musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor from Nagasaki.
Metroid is an action game franchise created by Nintendo.
A Mexican standoff is a confrontation between two or amongst three or more parties in which no strategy exists that allows any party to achieve victory.
Mighty Mouse is an American animated anthropomorphic, superhero mouse character created by the Terrytoons studio for 20th Century Fox.
Mission: Impossible 2 (also stylized as Mission: Impossible II and abbreviated as M:I-2) is a 2000 American action spy film directed by John Woo and starring Tom Cruise, who also served as the film's producer.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) film rating system is used in the United States and its territories to rate a film's suitability for certain audiences based on its content.
The musical film is a film genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing.
Nicolas Kim Coppola (born January 7, 1964), known professionally as Nicolas Cage, is an American actor, director and producer.
Nike, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, and worldwide marketing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services.
Occupational burnout is thought to result from long-term, unresolvable job stress.
Once a Thief is a 1991 Hong Kong caper film written and directed by John Woo, starring Chow Yun-fat, Leslie Cheung, Cherie Chung, Kenneth Tsang and Paul Chu.
Once a Thief is a remake of a 1991 film of the same name.
Once a Thief (also billed as John Woo's Once a Thief) is a Canadian Action/Comedy television series inspired by the Hong Kong 1991 film of the same name.
Orange Sky Golden Harvest (OSGH), previously known as Golden Harvest from 1970 to 2009, is a film production, distribution, and exhibition company based in Hong Kong.
Paramount Pictures Corporation (also known simply as Paramount) is an American film studio based in Hollywood, California, that has been a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom since 1994.
Paycheck is a 2003 American science fiction action film based on the short story of the same name by science fiction writer Philip K. Dick.
Qi Wei (born 26 October 1984), also known as Stephy Qi, is a Chinese singer and actress.
The Records of the Three Kingdoms is a Chinese historical text which covers the history of the late Eastern Han dynasty (c. 184–220 AD) and the Three Kingdoms period (220–280 AD).
Red Cliff or Chibi is a 2008-09 Chinese epic war film, based on the Battle of Red Cliffs (AD 208–209) and the events at the end of the Han dynasty and immediately prior to the Three Kingdoms period in imperial China.
"Red Skies" is a song by new wave/rock band the Fixx.
Reign of Assassins is a 2010 wuxia film directed by Su Chao-pin and co-directed by John Woo.
Ricky Hui Koon-ying (3 August 1946 – 8 November 2011) was a Hong Kong actor and singer.
RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.
Robert K. Elder (born January 20, 1976) is an American journalist, author and film columnist.
Run, Tiger, Run is a 1984 Hong Kong comedy film written by Raymond Wong and directed by John Woo.
The Saturn Award for Best Director (or Saturn Award for Best Direction) is one of the annual awards given by the American Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.
Screen International is a film magazine covering the international film business.
A screenplay writer (also called screenwriter for short), scriptwriter or scenarist is a writer who practices the craft of screenwriting, writing screenplays on which mass media, such as films, television programs, comics or video games, are based.
John Woo's 7 Brothers is a 2006 five-issue comic book limited series published under the Director's Cut imprint of Virgin Comics.
is a 1954 Japanese epic samurai drama film co-written, edited, and directed by Akira Kurosawa.
Shaw Brothers (HK) Ltd. was the largest film production company of Hong Kong.
Shek Kip Mei, originally known as Shek Kap Mei, is an area in New Kowloon, to the northeast of the Kowloon Peninsula of Hong Kong.
is a Japanese anime director and mechanical designer, born in Fukuoka Prefecture.
Lin Li-hui (born 16 April 1976), better known by her stage name Shu Qi, is a Taiwanese-Hong Kong actress and model.
The Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) is the second rank in the Order of the Bauhinia Star in Hong Kong, awarded to people who have taken a leading part in public affairs or voluntary work over a long period.
Slow motion (commonly abbreviated as slo-mo or slow-mo) is an effect in film-making whereby time appears to be slowed down.
Somebody Up There Likes Me is a 1996 Hong Kong action romance film directed by Patrick Leung and starring Aaron Kwok, Carmen Lee and Sammo Hung.
Stranglehold is a third-person shooter developed by Midway Games' Chicago studio, released in late 2007 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Taiping was a Chinese steamer that sank after a collision with another vessel while en route from mainland China to Taiwan on 27 January 1949, killing over 1,500 people.
Takeshi Kaneshiro (金城武; born October 11, 1973) is a Taiwanese-Japanese actor and singer.
Terence Chang Chia-Chen is a Hong Kong and American film producer.
The Big Hit is a 1998 American action comedy film directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Che-Kirk Wong, and stars Mark Wahlberg, China Chow, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christina Applegate, Bokeem Woodbine, Antonio Sabato, Jr., Avery Brooks and Elliott Gould.
The Criterion Collection, Inc. (or simply Criterion) is an American home video distribution company which focuses on licensing "important classic and contemporary films" and selling them to film aficionados.
The Crossing (Chinese: 太平轮) is a 2014 Chinese-Hong Kong epic historical romance-war drama (part 1) and disaster film (part 2) directed by John Woo and written by Hui-Ling Wang.
The Dragon Tamers, also known as Belles of Taekwondo, is a 1975 Hong Kong action film.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood film industry, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.
The Killer is a 1989 Hong Kong action film written and directed by John Woo, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Danny Lee and Sally Yeh.
The Replacement Killers is a 1998 American action film directed by Antoine Fuqua in his feature film directorial debut, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker and Kenneth Tsang.
The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Thriller film, also known as suspense film or suspense thriller, is a broad film genre that involves excitement and suspense in the audience.
Tsui Hark (Từ Khắc, born 15 February 1950), born Tsui Man-kong, is a Vietnam-born Chinese film director, producer and screenwriter.
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB).
Universal Pictures (also known as Universal Studios) is an American film studio owned by Comcast through the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal.
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation.
The Venice Film Festival or Venice International Film Festival (Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia, "International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art of the Venice Biennale") is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the "Big Three" film festivals, alongside the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.
War film is a film genre concerned with warfare, typically about naval, air, or land battles, with combat scenes central to the drama.
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Seediq:; literally Real Seediq or Real Men) is a 2011 Taiwanese historical drama film directed by Wei Te-sheng and produced by John Woo, based on the 1930 Wushe Incident in central Taiwan.
The Western is a genre of various arts which tell stories set primarily in the later half of the 19th century in the American Old West, often centering on the life of a nomadic cowboy or gunfighter armed with a revolver and a rifle who rides a horse.
Windtalkers is a 2002 American war film directed and produced by John Woo, and starring Nicolas Cage and Adam Beach.
Zhang Hanyu (born 19 December 1964) is a Chinese actor.
The year 2004 in film involved some significant events.
The 3rd Asian Film Awards was given in a ceremony on 23 March 2009 as part of the Hong Kong International Film Festival.
The 70th Academy Awards ceremony, organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), took place on March 23, 1998, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles beginning at 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EST.