[FIELDWORK]God of Gamblers 賭神, Lucky Plaza

GOD OF GAMBLERS, DIR. Wong Jing (1989) Lucky Plaza, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong God of gamblers is a Hong Kong traditional film directed by Wong Jing and led by Chow Yun-fat, Andy Lau, and Joey Wong. Ko Chun (Chow Yun-fat) is a famous gambler. The main story begins with Chun escaping from a train. After fighting on the train, Chun accidentally stumbles into Little knife (Andy Lau)’s trap, which is intended to play tricks with an Indian. Ko Chun falls under the hill and hits his head. He loses his memory partially. Little knife does not know who is

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[FIELDWORK] ROUGE,Shek Tong Tsui

ROUGE, Kwan Kam Peng (1988)          Yi Honglou, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong The film I choose is’ Rouge ‘, created by Li Bihua and directed by Kwan Kam Peng. The film mainly tells the story of Shek Tong Tsui prostitute “Ru Hua” and Chen Zhenbang’s love was opposed by Chen Zhenbang’s family, and eventually the two people swallowed opium . The place I chose was Shek Tong Tsui. This place is the place where Ru Hua and Chen Zhenbang meet and love each other, and also promote the development of this tragic story. The film begins

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[FIELDWORK] Echoes of the Rainbow, Wing Lee Street

Echoes of the Rainbow [Dir/Scr: Alex Law] (2010) In the search for a distinct post-colonial identity, Hong Kong-ers, imbued with nostalgia, turn to architectural phenomena that showcase the transient journeys of their city from a bygone era. Amongst the ever-changing high skyline, fleeting moments are littered throughout the city, anachronistic cracks that show Hong Kong’s rich past and journey from a fishing village to an urban idyll. A genre-based on this premise, “Nostalgia Cinema” has been prominent in the Hong Kong film scene since the 90s. A paradigmatic example is ‘Echoes of Rainbow,’ a winsome, elegiac tale of a family

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[FIELDWORK] CHUNGKING EXPRESS, CHUNGKING MANSIONS

CHUNGKING EXPRESS,  WONG KAR WAI (1994) Chungking Mansions, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong This is the building that Brigitte Lin entered at the beginning of the film. Built-in 1961. The film consists of two stories about two frustrated men and women, how to get rid of their past love and start a new life again. The film embodies the eternal themes that director Wong Kar-wai is concerned with loneliness and the alienation of people. The characters in his films are always trapped in the past, unable to see the future, and unable to grasp the present. This is also reflected

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[FIELDWORK] MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III, BANK OF CHINA TOWER/ XITANG

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III, DIR. J. J. Abrams (2006)  The Shanghai Bank of China Tower/ Xitang, Shanghai Paramount Pictures released Mission: Impossible III in May 2006 in the United States. It is the third installment in the Mission: Impossible film franchise. The movies are based on an imagery organization called IMF (Impossible Mission Force), which sends its agent to save the world from villains. The protagonist is Ethan Hunt (played by Tom Cruise), one of the IMF agents. At the end of the previous movie, Hunt ‘has retired from the field work’ and became a coach of the new recruits. The

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[FIELDWORK] Godzilla vs Kong, Streets of Hong Kong Island

GODZILLA VS KONG, DIR. Adam Wingard (2021)            Streets of Hong Kong Island Godzilla vs Kong is a 2021 science fiction Kaiju film directed by Adam Wingard. The film discusses a rivalry between two ancient species of Kaijus, Godzilla and King Kong. As Kong, along with a team of scientists, undertake a journey to discover the Hollow Earth, which is speculated to be the ancestral home of Kong, Godzilla tracks Kong down numerous times throughout the course of the film, leading to a series of brutal confrontations. One of these settings that Godzilla confronts with Kong is

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[FIELDWORK] Season of Good Rain, DuFu Thatched Cottage

SEASON OF GOOD RAIN, DIR. Hur Jin-ho(2010)          DuFu Thatched Cottage, Chengdu, China   Season of good rain is a film about the timing of love, celebrating the romantic love that’s reborn on the tail of youth. On the first day of his business trip to Chengdu, Park Dong-he met MAY, who was his university friend in the DuFu Thatched Cottage. But MAY didn’t remember him. The two slowly pick up the broken memory fragments and quickly warms up their relationship by spending time together in DuFu Thatched Cottage, where MAY was working. Finally, Donghe decided not

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[FIELDWORK] I’M LIVIN’ IT, MCDONALD’S

I’m Livin’ It, DIR. Huang (2019)            McDonald’s Hong Kong The place where led the story which is a very commonly seen McDonald on street.   I’m livin’ it(2019) mainly tells the story of Bowen, a former financial talent, who meets all kinds of sleepers in a McDonald’s restaurant and supports each other to help get out of the trough of life. The film is led by Shen Zi who ran away from home. After the conflict in Jane’s song hall, it officially leads to the location of McDonald’s. There are all kinds of sleepers here at night. They know

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[FIELDWORK] Under the Hawthorn Tree, Baili Desert and 809 Primary School

UNDER THE HAWTHORN TREE; Yimou Zhang,2010 Baili Desert and 809 Primary School Under the Hawthorn Tree was a movie by director Yimou Zhang and acted by Xiao Dou and Dongyu Zhou, it was an adaptation of the novel of the same name, the story during the “Great Cultural Revolution” and the movie showed how Jingqiu and Laosan get to know each other, fall in love and finally end with LaoSan’s death, which is a Poignant love story. The sites used in this movie are located at my hometown, Yilin District Township Baili Desert Scenic Area of Yichang City (where hawthorn

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[FIELDWORK] ZERO TO HERO, SHEUNG YUE RIVER BIG WATER-PIPES

Zero to Hero, DIR. Wan Chi Man Jimmy (2021)       Sheung Yue River Big Water-pipes, Sheung Shui, Hong Kong Mom So comes to find her son to talk causally on the stairs. Scenes from the Edko Film Ltd.’s Zero to Hero 2021, directed by Wan Chi Wan Jimmy. Zero to Hero (August, 2021) by Wan Chi Man Jimmy was released in Hong Kong. The setting of this film is in Hong Kong and Sheung Yue River Big Water-pipes are one of them. This is a mise-en-scene of Mom So (main female character) witnessing a miracle that So Wa Wai (main

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