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Andy Lau Tak Wa appeared on a Commercial Radio interview. Wa Jai revealed that in secondary school he already came in contact with Louis Cha's wuxia novels. At first he liked LEGEND OF THE CONDOR HEROES more, later he watched the RETURN OF THE CONDOR HEROES television series, was drawn to Yeung Gor and Little Dragon Maiden's enduring love and fell in love with Louis Cha's work. He said, "I never thought that I would be able to play Yeung Gor. During the entire shoot, I worried that I didn't have the ability to handle it. Luckily I had the chance to run into Mr. Louis Cha, he gave me lot of advice to play Yeung Gor's rebellious and faithful sides."

He remembered that the first thing that Yeung Gor said to Little Dragon Maiden after 16 years apart was "Auntie". This line was the only one that kept lingering in my mind like a call of love. To him Yeung Gor and Little Dragon Maiden would always be screen classic. In the series he sang the song GREAT CONDOR HERO (Namyam). At the time he said to producer Siu Sun that he was interested in the traditional music style and hoped to perform in it. That Namyam recording was in the RETURN OF THE CONDOR HEROES theme song records and became Wa Jai's first record. He said that RETURN OF THE CONDOR HEROES was an important work that represented him, as many viewers supported him because of it.

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The Golden Horse Film Festival executive committee president Ang Lee and the 55th Golden Horse Award jury president Gong Li yesterday led 12 jury members to attend the 55th Golden Horse Award jury press conference. Ang Lee said that the mission of continuing the Golden Horse was important, as a part of Chinese film he felt honored to carry on the duty and mentioned that he was very touched that Gong Li agreed to be the jury president immediately. "I very much look forward to her leadership this year."

Speaking of accepting the Golden Horse executive committee presidency for the first time, Ang Lee admitted that he was "stressed" and at the same time had a sense of social responsibility. He also stressed that the Golden Horse Award was rather important to the Chinese film world in its pursuit of open, fair and free discussions. Over the year it carried certain weight in the hearts of every filmmaker. Every year he would try to participate and experience the effort of all the filmmakers. "As a part of Chinese film, I feel honored."

As for inviting Gong Li to be the jury president, Ang Lee said that at first when he saw Gong Li's name in the jury president invitation list he immediately thought "this one is good". Although he suspected whether she would come, Ang Lee said that "it is worth a try". Later Gong ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Anthony Wong Chau Sun worked on the film STILL HUMAN (LUN LOK YUN) for free. In it he played a disabled person. Two days ago the film was screened at the Golden Horse Film Festival. Many viewers were moved to tears. Director Oliver Chan Siu Kuen attended the after screening events and discussed with the audience her production experience.

Chan Siu Kuen said that the film's public housing estate was constructed from a dump. The location was very poor. Wong Chau Sun even had to bathe naked in the cold winter in one scene. She said, "Chau Sun didn't turn down the scene. At the time because it was very cold, he kept asking me if i was OK but he never complained." She said that Wong Chau Sun had to perform in a wheel chair. His mother earlier was wheel chair bound due to a stroke so he could relate deeply.

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Hong Kong film tycoon Raymond Chow Man Wai passed away on October 30th at age 91. His family according to his wishes kept the funeral low key. The services were rumored to take place yesterday at the Hong Kong Funeral Parlor and the funeral today. His family in order to keep a low profile only conducted familial ceremony. The parlor also did not list Chow Man Wai's name.

Around 4PM, Andy Lau Tak Wa, Focus Film Limited and Dr. William Lo Wing Yan's floral arrangements arrived at the funeral parlor but its employees declined to accept them. The deliveries were sent back to the florists.

The Federation of Hong Kong Film Workers, Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild, Hong Kong Screenwriters' Guild, Hong Kong Movie Production Executivos Association, Hong Kong Film Arts Association, Hong Kong Association of Motion Picture Post Production Professionals, Hong Kong Cinematography and Television Lighting Association, Hong Kong Stuntman Association, Hong Kong Society of Film Editors, Hong Kong Performing Artists Guild, Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers and Hong Kong Film Assistant Directors' Association issued an eulogy yesterday to express deep sorrow over the passing of this film great of a generation. "Mr. Chow Man Wai with his peerless energy and unique insight since the 70s has led Hong Kong film to write an exciting and brilliant chapter in Southeast Asia and even internationally, so Hong Kong is able to enjoy the reputation as the 'Eastern Hollywood'. Mr. Chow's ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Best Actor Tony Leung Chiu Wai recently became the first Asian star to win the "Chaplin Award". When he accepted the award in Shanghai, he was very happy to be able to win this award at this stage of his life. He felt very honored. Carina Lau Ka Ling learned about her husband's award and surprised him as she arranged for Wai Jai's friends to congratulate him in Shanghai.

Wai Jai's wife and manager Lau Ka Ling provided a pleasant surprise for her husband as she arranged for Wai Jai's friends like Kenny Bee (Chung Chun To) and his wife, Chingmy Yau Suk Ching and her husband, Tony Leung Ka Fai and his wife, Alex To Tak Wai and his wife and Anna Ueyama to congratulate him in Shanghai. Ka Ling said, "I didn't tell Mr. Leung, but I asked his friends to come to Shanghai. Yesterday after his interviews and photo shoots, he came back to change and prepare for the red carpet. Friends then appeared and celebrated with his friend with champagne. Mr. Leung really was very surprised!"

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The film GUNG GUP GAU WOON (EMERGENCY RESCUE) yesterday started production in Xiamen. Director Dante Lam Chiu Yin, producer Leung Fung Ying led the leads Eddie Peng Yu-Yan, Xin Zhilei, Ian Wang, Lan Yingying, Xu Yang, and Kenneth Lau Yik Shun appeared. Emperor Group chief Dr. Albert Yeung sau Sing, Bona Film Group founder and CEO Yu Dong, producer Li Yu, director of photography Peter Pau Tak Fun, art director Martin Laing all appeared.

Lam Chiu Yin two nights ago after celebrating with the OPERATION RED SEA team in Foshan arrived in Xiamen at 4AM. By 6Am he was ready. "I feel that the Xiamen location is great, after all the hardship the actors can have a comfortable environment to rest. This challenge will be several times more than RED SEA, it not only will have underwater scenes but also several very large scale scenes. Unlike RED SEA's guns and cannons type, GUNG GUP GAU WOON will have to display tension. It will feature scenes that will stimulate everyone and will have an unexpected feeling!"

As for the story, Peng Yu-Yan screamed first, "I can't talk about that!" Lam Chiu Yin added, "Now in the team only two people know how the stunts will be like. I have to keep ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Yammie Nam Kit Ying earlier this month was found dead in her Stanley home at age 55. Yesterday Nam Kit Ying's church Saint Anne's Church held a memorial service, industry insiders Maggie Cheung Man Yuk, Yvonne Yung Hung, Sheren Tang Shui Man, Angela Pang Ka Lai, Kwok Ching Hung, the Performing Artist Guild all sent floral arrangements. Saint Anne's began its simple decoration in the afternoon. A photo of Nam Kit Ying was placed near the center. Nam Kit Ying's sister appeared at ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Cecilia So Lai Shan two nights ago attended the film NAPPING KID (YIK HEUNG YAU GWAI) premiere with Ng Siu Hin. She suddenly broke into tears as she was moved by friends who came to support her. She said, "My friends earlier already saw this movie, for tonight's premiere I only had enough tickets for my family. I never guessed that they would keep showing their support!" Ng Siu Hin comforted her and said that she normally was very smart like an older sister.

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David Siu Chung Hung, Cecilia So Lai Shan and Ng Siu Hin two nights ago attended the film NAPPING KID (YIK HEUNG YAU GWAI)'s premiere. Siu Chung Hung praised So Lai Shan for looking pretty and ten years older. So Lai Shan said that in the past she mostly played students, in this film sh was able to play the actual age of 26 as an investment banker. Yet she knew nothing of technology, investment and finance, as she left the financial matters to her mother. Siu Chung Hung admitted that he has already passed the financing planning stage. Since he did not do much he did not make many mistakes. Once obsessed with stocks he no longer had any. Mainly one day he woke up and was no longer interested. He did not want to be controlled everyday like a slave. He said, "I stopped without calculating profit or loss, actually how could you win? After you won you would buy again, thus buying bricks while the price is low is the most practical."

So Lai Shan immediately asked for advice of getting into the market. Siu Chung Hung said, "I am not a guru, but I wouldn't unless there would be some catastrophe. You have to keep a tighter eye on it." Once during SARS he bought a property in Kowloon Bay then sold it again for some profit. So Lai Shan said that she too waned to become a property owner, but the price ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Best Actress Josephine Siao Fong Fong two nights ago was a guest for a Hong Kong University Radio Hong Kong program and spoke about her child star show business beginning at age 6, going to study in the U.S. at the height of her career then returning to Hong Kong film industry and founding the End Children Sexual Abuse Foundation. Sister Fong Fong revealed that while studying in the U.S. she had quite a rich love life, in three years she was engaged twice to a Chinese and a foreigner. In her film career, Sister Fong Fong remembered working with Stephen Chow Sing Chi on FIST OF FURY 1991 (JING MO MOON 1991). She lamented that Chow Sing Chi was able to make a cinema shake with laughter and understood the effort and concentration he put into his films. Thus each time at work she was willing to wait for him for a hour.

Sister Fong Fong has always suffered ear ailments. Now she could only hear waterfalls, piling and 100 cicadas chirping. This was her first talk show after losing her hearing. The event arranged for closed captioning for her to read the questions. Sister Fong Fong also ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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