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May 28 16 11:02 AM
Ageless Chinese Serpent
tzarine wrote:that's a hammer, right?
lorre was great as joel cairo
It was American International. That was where Corman did all his Poe adaptations.
I don't like the scent of gardenias.
May 28 16 7:59 PM
Hung Hing flunkie
Aug 2 16 6:01 PM
Late night viewing curiosity about Americans in wartime China.
Destination Gobi (USA 1953)
Academy Award winner Robert Wise (West Side Story, The Sound of Music, The Sand Pebbles, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Desert Rats) directed this typical early 50's Hollywood WW2 flick about a US Navy meteorological team reporting Chinese weather patterns from Mongolia (!).
Probably very loosely based on SACO (Sino-American Cooperative Organization from WW2).
Richard Widmark (The Bedford Incident), Earl Holliman (The Bridges at Toko-Ri), and Ross Bagdasarian (creator of Alvin & The Chipmunks) are a few of the cast.
Inscrutable double-crossing camel-trading Asians of dubious trustworthiness and villainy are portrayed by Westerners in yellow-face. Richard Loo essays his perennial role as an evil Japanese officer of course.
Check it out.
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Aug 31 16 12:14 PM
Seen The Victors many times over the years.
Yes it was very cynical compared to the tons of glamorized flag-waving rah-rah stuff that Hollywood churned out.
It had George Hamilton and George Peppard in it. And the great character actor Eli Wallach.
I remember most of all that Sinatra sang "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas."
The Non-Asian Film that I am most eager to watch if and when it is ever to be produced is the remake of Big Trouble in Little China with The Rock.
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Sep 15 16 7:04 PM
Seven years after Blade Runner and three years after Big Trouble in Little China...
The inimitable Chinese-American actor James Hong tries co-writing story & screenplay, directing & acting in his own horror movie vanity project:
The Vineyard (USA 1989)
This was really beyond his abilities. BTW Michael Wong was in this too..
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The Producers (USA 1967)
The Mel Brooks original with Gene Wilder. The 2005 version was not as good--it's a different flavor.
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