2-24-16- Dr. Hildy® ReVisits – The Monkey King and other Favorites with Donnie Yen
RE-VISITING our OneCellOneLight Radio Show of February 3, 2016:
HOUR 2 Audio – The Monkey King and other Favorites with Donnie Yen
In this hour of the show, Dr. Hildy discusses something that is near and dear to her heart: Chinese cinema! Returning guest Veronica Hendricks, Movie Director and Producer, joined Dr. Hildy for a delightful conversation about Chinese actor Donnie Yen, who starred in 2014’s The Monkey King, (Official Trailer), as well as Hero – Official Trailer, and the IP Man series, and American films such as Highlander: Endgame, Blade II – Trailer, and the upcoming Star Wars spinoff, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Trailer, which will finally tell the story of the event in the Star Wars universe that started it all: the Rebel theft of the plans for the Death Star.
Chinese cinema has existed since the earliest days of motion pictures, with the first Chinese film, The Battle of Dingjunshan, made in 1905. In the first decades, the film industry was centered on Shanghai, but after the Japanese invasion of China, filmmakers moved to Hong Kong, returning to Shanghai after the war. During the Cultural Revolution, the film industry was severely restricted, coming almost to a standstill from 1967-72. The industry flourished following, and starting in the mid to late 1980s, the rise of the Fifth Generation brought increased popularity to Chinese cinema abroad, especially among Western arthouse audiences, with films like Red Sorghum, The Story of Qiu Ju, and Farewell My Concubine winning major international awards.
Join Dr. Hildy and her guest as they discuss Popular Actor Donnie Yen and Chinese cinema on One Cell One Light Radio!