Headlines from China: 2018 China Box Office Crosses $5.84 B In 217 Days

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2018 witnesses continual growth of the Chinese film market. According to online ticketing service provider Maoyan, China's total box office earnings have reached RMB 40 billion ($5.84 billion) by August 5. Read More

Headlines From China: ‘Buddy Love’ The Key To Winning Box Office In China

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“Buddy Love,” a screenwriting technique first mentioned in screenwriter Blake Snyder’s book Save The Cat, has been seen employed in many top-grossing Chinese films, most recently, Detective Chinatown 2 and Operation Red Sea. Read More

Headlines from China: A Run-down of China’s Private Studios in 2017

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Huayi Brothers Media, Wanda Pictures, Beijing Enlight Media, Bona Film Group, and Le Vision Pictures are considered top 5 private studios in China. In 2017, some of them successfully enhanced their prominent positions in the Chinese film market, while some didn't. Read More

Contemporary Chinese Cinema: The Year So Far

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This is an unsteady time, as likely to be exhilarating as confounding, as Chinese cinema attempts to both assert itself as what we are repeatedly told will soon be the world’s largest film market while integrating the stars and traditions of the Hong Kong and Taiwanese pop culture industries. Read More

The Changing Definition of Male Role Models in China

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Unprecedented economic growth alongside the rise of consumerism, urbanization, and globalization have all contributed to the emergence of multiple, often competing, male role models in China. Across both traditional and social media, men and women are now presented with a bewildering array of idealized male “types.” Read More

Headlines from China: Roger Corman’s ‘Palace of the Damned’ to Open in China on November 17

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'Palace of the Damned,' a thriller executive produced by Roger Corman and directed by Hong Kong-based Chinese American filmmaker Antony Szeto, scored a November 17 release date for China. Read More

Film Review: Han Han’s Race Back To The ’90s Is a Sentimental Journey

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Duckweed (2017), written by Yu Meng; directed by Han Han
. Grade: A- It’s been a tumultuous decade since producer Fang Li of Beijing Laurel Films sighed to the foreign press about the fate of two of his movies that fell afoul of China’s censors for portraying a little too much real life grit. Both Lost Read More

China’s Lunar New Year Moviegoing Record — How’s That Foam Taste?

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The week-long Chinese New Year moviegoing period ended with a record RMB 3.38 billion (US$492.4 million) in ticket sales this year according to official data — a 9.5 percent increase over last year’s record haul — but a close inspection of the numbers reveals the growth to be something short of robust. Read More