Yeah, Cecilia's first couple of flicks were really something. After King of Comedy we had Fly Me to Polaris, and then Failan. I didn't think she could keep up that quality for too long. Unfortunately I was right. She really never really made anything too special after that, although To's Running on Karma is excellent, but that's really more an Andy movie than a Cecilia flick. Do you have and Cecilia and Edison pics that you can post? Lol...
Its hard keeping up quality when the whole film industry is going into the doldrums but I would add One Nite in Mongkok, Wu Yen, Fantasia and Lost in Time to your list. I haven't seen any of her films post coming back. I wish I could put up those CC and Edison picts! I would guess my page hits would increase dramatically but then the triad would probably hunt me down and kill me!
You've got an excellent memory Brian! How could I have forgotten those? Didn't see either Wu Yen and Fantasia though. Although, your right, industry went to the toilet so it was partially timing as well. But even during the 80s, which was a golden age for hk flicks (?), maggie made a boat load of forgettable movies right? I guess it was just difficult for women in general to get good roles in HK? I would love to see subway do a retro of classic HK movies starring popular HK actresses from the 50s and 60s. While I can't remember their names off the top of my head right now I know you covered several of them on your blog. Are any of those movies classics? Not sure if your a fan of the Japanese directors that worked in the 50s but pretty incredible that a male dominated society could produce actresses like Hara Setsuko and Takamine Hideko back then.
Hmmm I wish it was my memory. There is this new invention called the Internet that helps! Yes Maggie made a lot of so-so films in the 1980's but of course just the fact that she was in them made them very watchable. For Subway to get prints of old HK films is very hard. In many cases there is only one print available and the HK Archives or film companies will not send it anywhere. Also getting ones with English subs is very hard to find. Plus there is the commercial aspect. It would be very expensive and how many people would come out to see them. But you never know. Subway has a great relation with various HK institutions so its always possible. Lincoln Center btw did have a program of Cathay Films a while back much to my amazement.
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