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The Ah Fei movies of the 1950s featured characters sporting James Dean hairstyles and mannerisms, but not all of them were meant to be heroes. The term “Ah Fei” denotes a young hoodlum, a delinquent or scapegrace in Cantonese. “Fei” literally means “fly, ” a metaphor for youth old enough to sprout wings and fly away from controlling parents, and once flown, usually degenerates into socially unacceptable modes of behaviour. The term is time-specific, being generally in use in the 1950s and 60s.

Days of Being Wild rather self-consciously alludes to the Ah Fei genre: first, in its Cantonese title A Fei Zhengzhuan (The Story of an Ah Fei), which was incidentally the Chinese title for Rebel Without a Cause when it was released in Hong Kong. Second, Yuddy alludes to Ah Fei metaphorically in a monologue early in the film: “I heard tell that in this world, there’s a bird without legs. It can only fly and fly. When it’s tired it sleeps in the wind. It lands on earth only once in its life. That is when it dies.” The bird and flight metaphor is already implicit in the Ah Fei label, which Yuddy obviously wears with some pride, and The Story of an Ah Fei is his story. 

- Stephen Teo

Days of being wild

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Lucy, #1 at the box office by a mile. People want to see strong women in leading roles. They want to see movies where women don’t exist just to cheer the hero man on, or to ask the hero man to ‘don’t go, but go if you must, you big strong brave man.’ 
More movies about strong brave women who do what they must, please. 
(not an endorsement of this movie, necessarily, but an endorsement of changing who we think can carry a movie, and what we think moviegoers want to see)

Lucy, #1 at the box office by a mile. People want to see strong women in leading roles. They want to see movies where women don’t exist just to cheer the hero man on, or to ask the hero man to ‘don’t go, but go if you must, you big strong brave man.’ 

More movies about strong brave women who do what they must, please. 

(not an endorsement of this movie, necessarily, but an endorsement of changing who we think can carry a movie, and what we think moviegoers want to see)

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stillshere:

Alphaville (1965)
“Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution” (original title)

grammarsaveslives:

In a Lonely Place. If she’s looking less than enthused about where his hand is, there’s a reason and it’s not because he’s getting friendly.

grammarsaveslives:

In a Lonely Place. If she’s looking less than enthused about where his hand is, there’s a reason and it’s not because he’s getting friendly.

don56:

Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons in the film noir “Angel Face” directed by Otto Preminger
Preminger was a sadist and often cruel to hie actors. He verbally abused everybody. In one scene Mitchum was required to slap Simmons. Preminger did take after take until Simmons was in tears. Ordered to do another take  Mitchum turned around and slapped the director instead.
Mitchum and Simmons are both excellent in the movie and the film they made is superb.

don56:

Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons in the film noir “Angel Face” directed by Otto Preminger

Preminger was a sadist and often cruel to hie actors. He verbally abused everybody. In one scene Mitchum was required to slap Simmons. Preminger did take after take until Simmons was in tears. Ordered to do another take  Mitchum turned around and slapped the director instead.

Mitchum and Simmons are both excellent in the movie and the film they made is superb.

sweetheartsandcharacters:

Deanna Durbin in Christmas Holiday (1944).

sweetheartsandcharacters:

Deanna Durbin in Christmas Holiday (1944).

(Source: limoday.blogspot.com)

visualtraining:

Born to Kill (1947, Robert Wise)

The Ah Fei movies of the 1950s featured characters sporting James Dean hairstyles and mannerisms, but not all of them were meant to be heroes. The term “Ah Fei” denotes a young hoodlum, a delinquent or scapegrace in Cantonese. “Fei” literally means “fly, ” a metaphor for youth old enough to sprout wings and fly away from controlling parents, and once flown, usually degenerates into socially unacceptable modes of behaviour. The term is time-specific, being generally in use in the 1950s and 60s.

Days of Being Wild rather self-consciously alludes to the Ah Fei genre: first, in its Cantonese title A Fei Zhengzhuan (The Story of an Ah Fei), which was incidentally the Chinese title for Rebel Without a Cause when it was released in Hong Kong. Second, Yuddy alludes to Ah Fei metaphorically in a monologue early in the film: “I heard tell that in this world, there’s a bird without legs. It can only fly and fly. When it’s tired it sleeps in the wind. It lands on earth only once in its life. That is when it dies.” The bird and flight metaphor is already implicit in the Ah Fei label, which Yuddy obviously wears with some pride, and The Story of an Ah Fei is his story. 

- Stephen Teo

Days of being wild

(Source: salamcinema, via mcdormands)

Lucy, #1 at the box office by a mile. People want to see strong women in leading roles. They want to see movies where women don’t exist just to cheer the hero man on, or to ask the hero man to ‘don’t go, but go if you must, you big strong brave man.’ 
More movies about strong brave women who do what they must, please. 
(not an endorsement of this movie, necessarily, but an endorsement of changing who we think can carry a movie, and what we think moviegoers want to see)

Lucy, #1 at the box office by a mile. People want to see strong women in leading roles. They want to see movies where women don’t exist just to cheer the hero man on, or to ask the hero man to ‘don’t go, but go if you must, you big strong brave man.’ 

More movies about strong brave women who do what they must, please. 

(not an endorsement of this movie, necessarily, but an endorsement of changing who we think can carry a movie, and what we think moviegoers want to see)

(Source: fuckyeah-filmstills)

Bo tail.

Bo tail.

foxear:

Photo: Clara Macri

foxear:

Photo: Clara Macri

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stillshere:

Alphaville (1965)
“Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution” (original title)

grammarsaveslives:

In a Lonely Place. If she’s looking less than enthused about where his hand is, there’s a reason and it’s not because he’s getting friendly.

grammarsaveslives:

In a Lonely Place. If she’s looking less than enthused about where his hand is, there’s a reason and it’s not because he’s getting friendly.

don56:

Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons in the film noir “Angel Face” directed by Otto Preminger
Preminger was a sadist and often cruel to hie actors. He verbally abused everybody. In one scene Mitchum was required to slap Simmons. Preminger did take after take until Simmons was in tears. Ordered to do another take  Mitchum turned around and slapped the director instead.
Mitchum and Simmons are both excellent in the movie and the film they made is superb.

don56:

Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons in the film noir “Angel Face” directed by Otto Preminger

Preminger was a sadist and often cruel to hie actors. He verbally abused everybody. In one scene Mitchum was required to slap Simmons. Preminger did take after take until Simmons was in tears. Ordered to do another take  Mitchum turned around and slapped the director instead.

Mitchum and Simmons are both excellent in the movie and the film they made is superb.

sweetheartsandcharacters:

Deanna Durbin in Christmas Holiday (1944).

sweetheartsandcharacters:

Deanna Durbin in Christmas Holiday (1944).

(Source: limoday.blogspot.com)

visualtraining:

Born to Kill (1947, Robert Wise)

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