remember that there are people planted in both parties to make sure there’s always some kind of civil unrest between the opposing two or three or what have you. that includes deploying sensationalist articles meant to drive up more hate between two nations and break down any possibility of solidarity. because divide and conquer is still in place. just make sure you fact check before you talk about something so you don’t end up fueling the very engine you wish to destroy.
What bothers me the most is the decline of action stuntmen in Hong Kong. Due to the common accessibility of CGI in recent years no one does real action or real stunts like we used to film back in the Eighties. It’s kind of unwise, in my opinion, as you can never outgun Hollywood in terms of CGI technology but real action and stunts were always our forte, our winning streak. The action scenes in Full Alert are all real, and we shot them secretly without a shooting permit, right in the street. After my filming hiatus, I was reunited with my fellow stuntmen who all showed up with gray hair—many disappeared and are unreachable now. There are absolutely no newcomers. The new kids in the field play a different game now, they all rely on CG very heavily, and you’ve gotta admit that CGI is way different from an authentic action stunt. In Hong Kong film’s heyday, we made a brand name for our authentic, cutting edge action sequences — we were selling the sense of realism and the feeling of genuine danger, not computer graphics. film director, Ringo Lam (2014)
← Older entries Page 1 of 253