DAILY BRIEF: Jul 31, 2020


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    Why A Release In China Is So Important For Chris Nolan’s ‘Tenet’

    Nolan’s features have earned around $295 million in China, with 18.3% coming from the "Dark Knight trilogy". Heck, the biggest-grossing "Dark Knight" movie (albeit eight years ago) earned less in China than the wholly original "Interstellar" and "Inception". Forbes

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    Pop Star Jay Chou’s Livestream Signals Kuaishou’s Increasing Partnership with Celebrities

    On July 26, the pop sensation Jay Chou hosted his first livestream on the short video app Kuaishou, attracting over 68 million total views. Chou’s Kuaishou account, launched at the beginning of June, marked Chou’s debut on Chinese mainland social media and now boasts over 30 million followers. Caixin Global

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    7 Lesser-Known Heroes of Kung Fu Cinema

    It took a long time to build the genre into its current form, and it took more than Bruce Lee, Jet Li, and Jackie Chan. It takes a village to raise a child, and the “child” of kung fu classics was raised by a pantheon of legendary figures — actors, studios, and directors. Here are seven lesser-known heroes of kung fu cinema. Know them, appreciate them, love them. RADII China

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    Hong Kong Movie Quiz: How Many of These 80s and New Wave Classics Can You Name

    The Hong Kong film industry boomed in the 1980s, earning the nickname “The Hollywood of the East”. Numerous celebrities, such as Chow Yun-fat, Leslie Cheung, Anita Mui, Maggie Cheung and Cherie Chung, rose to stardom through appearing in acclaimed movies throughout that decade. South China Morning Post

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    Cinemas Reopen Across China After Unprecedented Closure

    Although there are still many complex and difficult problems facing cinemas as they resume operations, the reopening is significant. It conveys positive signals that China's economy is starting to recover from the pandemic, and social life is beginning to get back on track. For the global film market, the reopening of Chinese cinemas is also good news. Hopefully, it won't be long before China's film market resumes to its usual prosperity. PR Newswire