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The Quiet Duel 静かなる決闘 (Shizukanaru Kettō)

Firstly, unless it was super hard to get in post-war Japan (but probably wasn’t that hard with the aid sent), the treatments used were terribly outdated and the whole premise of the movie is irrelevant.  559 more words

Seattle Kifujin

Tomorrow Never Comes

Take solace in the fact that you are not to blame… You are a good person, you have no control over big companies, governments, world policies… Future generations on that day, that day when Tomorrow Never Comes, will know… that you did nothing…

Art And Projects

Post War Climbing

Following WWII, the 1950s were an important period in mountaineering history. With the war over, it was once again possible for climbers to climb far off mountains. 1,014 more words

Climbers

The Bletchley Circle (2012- 2014) British TV Series

This post is meant to make you aware that while British TV Series The Bletchley Circle is well wort watching for its wonderful post WWII period feel, it’s not a war movie, nor has it anything to do with… 146 more words

Movie

Sheila Hancock - A New Debut

     

Even famous people feel intimidated, or so I’m told. Still, it’s hard to picture an Olivier award-winning actress cowering in the corner of a literature festival green room, isn’t it? 456 more words

Books

The Tupolev Tu-114: Pride of the Soviet Union

The Tupolev 114, developed from the Tu-95 bomber, was the premier Soviet airliner during the 1950s and 60s, until replaced by the Ilyushin 62 in 1971. 617 more words

Tractor

A View from the Repulse Bay Hotel

Guests and retired staff remember the life of The Repulse Bay Hotel, whose elegant landscaped gardens, expansive verandah and Lido charmed artists, actors and writers until the hotel finally closed its doors in 1982.  970 more words

Hong Kong History