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Wong Kar-Wai produces "Chinese Odyssey 2002"

Old 01-31-02, 02:53 AM
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Wong Kar-Wai produces "Chinese Odyssey 2002"

Anyone else interested in this Wong Kar-Wai produced film? The cast is made up of a who's who of Wong's favorite actors - Tony Leung, Faye Wong, and Chang Chen. Funny, since all three are being shifted to Wong's 2046 right after this film wraps up. It's great to see Tony and Faye pair up together again after Chungking Express!



Tony Leung


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Chang Chen
Old 01-31-02, 02:59 AM
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Thread title had me excited... but this doesn't look funny at all. I'll stick with my Stephen Chow version.

J/K

Actually this sounds pretty interesting and I'm eager to see it. I don't know that WKW "produces" really means all that much - at least not as much as if he were directing. Still - looks like alot of talent splashed up there. Could be something.
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Chinese Odyssey 2002

Chinese Odyssey 2002 has got nothing to do with Stephen Chow's Chinese Odyssey...
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this isn't really chinese oddessey 2002 (although directed by Jeff Lau). It looks like it'll be right hoot though.
The chinese Oddessey film hasn't even started shooting (never mind, not even written at this moment i would guess). Jeff Lau did say that he would start on pre production after Tin Ha Mou Seung (this film that you've grabbed pics off).
I'd like to see the original cast reprise their roles for CO2002, but it's gonna be a chore getting the whole cast back to gether I would think. We'll see though.
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Well...all the promo ads have "Chinese Odyssey 2002" as the English title, so no clue I'd prefer something more original like "Unrivaled" anyways.

BTW, here's a trailer of the film:

http://www.shaw.com.sg/upload/chines...eseodyssey.asf
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Translation of Title

Can anyone do a transaltion of the title?

The first couple of letters look like "Sky Under." So maybe the title is like [some-kind-of-journey] "Under the Sky"?

go-"man, feb bar sucks"-peglegs
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It translates roughly to "no other couple like this on earth".

Tien [sky] Xia [under] Wu [no] Xuan [couple]
Old 02-02-02, 05:59 AM
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Actually, "Tian Xia Wu Shuang" is a well known Chinese phrase:

"Tian Xia" = Under the Sky
"Wu" = No
"Shuang" = Double/Two

It has a literal translation of "There is no double of it under the sky" and a meaning of "There is no other in the world".

The word 'shuang' has a lot of meanings, including 'couple' as Krug pointed out, but usually means 'two'.

(though, of course, movie titles usually play on existing phrases, so whether the story matches this usual meaning is another matter)

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Thanks the translations, dudes!
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hmm. sorry for the misdirection folks. but i seriously did read someplace that there looked like Jeffry Lau was doing another film after this.
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Chinese Odyssey 2002

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Who is the woman standing between Tony Leung and Chang Chen? She is pretty hot. Nice to see Faye and Tony together again. I for one am really looking forward to this one.

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Originally posted by Rocky_Raccoon
Who is the woman standing between Tony Leung and Chang Chen? She is pretty hot. Nice to see Faye and Tony together again. I for one am really looking forward to this one.

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The most hated woman in China right about now, Vicky Zhao.
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She was in Shaolin Soccer.

And it's a little too extremely to call her the most hated woman... perhaps just disliked. And IMO the whole Japanese flag clothing thing was blown out of proportions.
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Someone want to inform my on this "japanese flag" and most hated woman thing?
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I knew she looked familiar. Damn she's cute. Why is she so hated? I thought she was very popular after Shaolin Soccer came out.

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"Why do you make up as E.T.?
Go back to the Mars, Earth is too dangerous."
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The movie came out this weekend and of the 3 Chinese New Year HK movies that came out this weekend, well you say that this was the least popular of the 3 even though it is in more theatres than the other 2 (Fat Choi Spirit and Marry a Rich Man). The Canton Kid review is generally positive, but the Chinese-language reviews that I have seen have been pretty indifferent about it. Mainly the complaint that has been going around is concerning the effectiveness of Faye Wong as a comedic actress.

http://www.cantonkid.com/ChineseOd.htm
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Japanese Naval Flag

The dirt on Vicky:

Vicki Zhao was reprimanded for parading a Wartime Japanese Naval Emblem in a fashion show. Considering the history behind the Japanese and the Chinese back in WWII, she has caused quite a stir amongst the ethnic-chinese. Methinks its silly of Vicki to do that too: Political Symbols have no place in (frivalous?) Fashion. Especially when they bear too much historical significance for the celebrity and designer to work out.... Ignorance is no excuse.


Think of it as parading the SWASTIKA today.
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Chang Chen

Now can anyone explain to me whats with the Afro Wig on Chang Chen i see ALL THE TIME in these publicity outings....


oh. Happy Chinese New Year!!!

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Thanks for the info YH and BlessTheMess. Shame the movie didn't do better at the box office. I can also understand why people would be angry at Vicky. That sounds like a silly thing she did. About the wig maybe he secretly wants to be Shaft.

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Chang Chen's Afro...

...is probably a follow-up play/run-in joke of the OTHER WKW satire that was dedicated to the auteur, FIRST LOVE- LITTER IN THE BREEZE.... ~Eric Mot (director playing actor playing narrator) justifying his silly wig to the audience...


Lets see what they can do when they transport his post-modernist, city-dwelling, neurotic, situationist, poetic musings..... [IMG]C:/Windows/Desktop/Faces/blink.gif[/IMG] im watching tonite

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Originally posted by Rocky_Raccoon
Thanks for the info YH and BlessTheMess. Shame the movie didn't do better at the box office. I can also understand why people would be angry at Vicky. That sounds like a silly thing she did. About the wig maybe he secretly wants to be Shaft.

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Don't count out the box office numbers yet. The box office number is all relative - there were 5 movies that came out this weekend, in addition to Chinese Odyssey 2002 and the other 2 HK movies, Monsters, Inc. and Oceans 11 also came out in HK over the weekend. So one can easily see how the box office could be spread thinly.

Box office for this movie should reach $12-15mil HK I would think.
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Well, here's the HK Box office, according to www.hkentreview.com. First number is the weekend gross, and the secon is the total gross since release.

MONSTERS INC. HK$1.38 million 2 HK$2.91 million
MARRY A RICH MAN HK$1.05 million 4 HK$4.63 million
OCEAN'S 11 HK$910,000 4 HK$3.39 million
LORD OF THE RINGS HK$680,000 11 HK$13.85 million
FAT CHOI SPIRIT HK$650,000 3 HK$2.15 million
CHINESE ODYSSEY 2002 HK$590,000 3 HK$1.68 million
DIGIMON 2 HK$340,000 2 HK $660,000
DORAEMON NOBITAS ADVENTURE HK$110,000 2 HK$200,000
THE PIANO TEACHER HK$8,000 4 HK$40,000
WARM WATER UNDER A BRIDGE HK$5,000 2 HK$10,000

Looks like Chinese Odyssey 2002 did the worst of the three

And I envy Hong Kongers for being able to see The Piano Teacher and Warm Water Under a Bridge before us in the US!

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