Imagine you’re a film producer who’s developing a new movie to be based — like your Oscar-winning “The Last Emperor” (1987) — on a true story. 1,058 more words
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A recent book tells the extraordinary story of the kidnapping in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, of film star Choi Eun-hee and director Shin Sang-ok on the orders of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. 2,061 more words
Anyone who’s read just about anything about North Korea probably knows that former leader Kim Jong-Il was a film fanatic. He wrote books about film and had a personal library of… 10,604 more words
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In December 2014, the imminent release of Seth Rogen and James Franco’s idiots-take-North Korea comedy The Interview set off both the Sony Pictures hacking scandal and the terrorist threat that any theaters showing the film would be attacked: “The world will be full of fear,” the hackers wrote. 760 more words
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il may long remain an enigma wrapped in a zip-suit. But there was one blaring passion on the khaki sleeve. He loved films. 1,429 more words
Imagine this scenario: Ram Gopal Varma kidnapped by Pakistan. Along with any one of his current favourite heroines. The motive: to revive the Pakistani film industry. 320 more words