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Meiko Kaji: Under The Sign Of Scorpion. Watch The Trailer For The Upcoming Doc

Paris based director Yves Montmayeur has carved out quite a niche for himself with an extensive filmography of acclaimed, film-related documentaries. His 2013 Michael Haneke focused effort - Michael H Profession: Director - is something of an anomaly in Montmayeur's work in that it casts its eye on a European talent rather than to Asia but the director of Pinku Eiga: Inside The Pleasure Dome Of Japanese Erotic Cinema, Johnnie Got His Gun, In The Mood For Doyle and Electric Yakuza Go To Hell returns to his regular stomping ground of Asian cult cinema with his upcoming Meiko Kaji: Under The Sign Of Scorpion.The subject, of course, is iconic Japanese actress Kaji Meiko, leading lady in the Female Convict Scorpion and Lady Snowblood films -...

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Watch ‘In The Mood For Doyle’, a 54 minute documentary on Christopher Dolye

Christopher Doyle is without a doubt, one of my favourite directors of photography in world cinema. His incessantly moving camera and manipulation of light, colour and shadow are unmatched, and his artistic contributions to the films of Wong Kar-wai, Gus Van Sant and Zhang Jimou, among others, has earned him many disciples over the years. In The Mood For Doyle, a 2007 documentary on the man, has made its way online, giving more insight into Doyle’s cinematic mind. The doc was made for Arte TV around the time he was shooting M. Night Shyamalan’s Lady In The Water, and features of a wealth of interviews with big name directors including Wong Kar-Wai and Gus Van Sant. Have a look at the 54-minute doc below.

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Watch: 50-Minute Documentary 'In The Mood For Doyle' About Cinematographer Christopher Doyle

As we learned about a week ago when he thoroughly trashed both Ang Lee's "Life Of Pi" and Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," Christopher Doyle doesn't hold back. He's an open book, warts and all, and when he sits down to chat, he'll answer your questions. And the celebrated cinematographer has more than once let cameras follow him around. If you liked the very brief BBC documentary we brought to your attention at the end of last year, here's a bigger serving of Doyle. "In The Mood For Doyle," a 2007 documentary on the man, has made its way online, and it's another interesting glimpse at the filmmaker. Made around the time he was shooting M. Night Shyamalan's "Lady In The Water," the 50-minute movie features of a wealth of interviews with big names in film including Wong Kar-Wai, Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Fruit Chan and more, while, of course,
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Complete Terracotta Far East Film Festival Lineup Announced!

A couple weeks back Twitch got word that the 2010 Terracotta Far East Film Festival in London would include the likes of Jackie Chan's Little Big Soldier and Soi Cheang's Accident and now we've got the rest of the line up for you! Joining those two will be:

Cult Japanese hit Fish Story, Mamoru Hosoda's animated gem Summer Wars, Thai art-gore Meat Grinder along with horror anthology Phobia, Hong Kong action-drama Bodyguards and Assassins along with behind the scenes documentary Development Hell, In The Mood For Doyle and Yakuza Eiga from documentarian Yves Montmayeur, Japanese blockbuster 20th Century Boys 3, Korean drama Antique, arthouse oddity Cow, Japanese comic book style adventure K-20 and Johnnie To's Vengeance. And that, my friends is a high quality and very diverse lineup.
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