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'War Horse,' 'Tintin,' 'Hugo' among sound editing winners – Steven Spielberg scored big at the Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards on Sunday night, earning honors for both his animated "The Adventures of Tintin" and his live action World War I film, "War Horse." 9 years 35 weeks ago via brucelee

"Flowers of War" Failed to Take All-Time Record from "Let the Bullets Fly"

1:58 AM 1/31/2012 by Senh Duong
Zhang Yimou’s $100M “Flowers of War” looked like it might have a chance to break China’s all-time record for a Chinese film. The film it had to beat was Chow Yun Fat’s “Let the Bullets Fly,” which grossed $103M in 2010. It was the first Chinese film to break through the $100M barrier.

Lots of 'Flowers of War' Pics Added – A large batch of pics have been added to the 'Flowers of War' photo gallery. The movie stars Christian Bale and is directed by Zhang Yimou. 9 years 39 weeks ago via Binh Ngo

Tsui Hark's 'Flying Swords of Dragon Gate' Leads Asian Film Awards Nominations – Director Tsui Hark’s 3D extravaganza "The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate" leads the Sixth Asian Film Awards nominations with seven nods, closely followed by "Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale" by Taiwan’s Wei Te-sheng, and "The Flowers of War" by China’s Zhang Yimou, with six nominations each. 9 years 39 weeks ago via jackiechan

Powered by "Flowers of War" and "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate," China Passes India to Become 3rd Largest Film Industry

4:07 PM 1/10/2012 by Senh Duong
I skipped a week analysing “The Flowers of War” and “The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate” box office figures. In that past week, China has became the third largest film market in the world, and “War” has passed “If You Are The One 2” to become the third highest grossing Chinese film of all time in China.

"Flying Swords of Dragon Gate" Broke Even; "Flowers of War" Became Top Grosser of 2011

1:23 PM 12/31/2011 by Senh Duong
Tsui Hark and the company who invested $35M into “The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate” held a celebration earlier this week when it pass $50M at the box office in China. Apparently, the film has broken even. I had always wondered what amount it would take for a film to break even at the box office in China.

After Impressive Second Week at Box Office, Zhang Yimou's "Flowers of War" Has Shot At China's All-Time Record

1:24 AM 12/28/2011 by Senh Duong
Zhang Yimou’s “The Flowers of War” (Christian Bale) and Tsui Hark’s “The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate” (Jet Li) dominated the Chinese box office for another week. Both films saw an improved second outing during Christmas week, which is one of the better movie-going periods in China.

Christian Bale should be embarrassed, says China – Actor was manhandled by guards after trying to visit activist Chen Guangcheng during visit to promote state-backed filmA Chinese government spokesman has said the actor Christian Bale should be embarrassed after attempting to visit an activist while he was in the country to promote a state-backed film.Bale was physically stopped by government-backed guards from visiting the activist Chen Guangcheng last week, who is living under house arrest in eastern China. 9 years 43 weeks ago via jackiechan

Opening Figures for "Flowers of War" and "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate" New Highs for Zhang Yimou & Jet Li

5:03 PM 12/20/2011 by Senh Duong
The numbers are in. Round one of the Zhang Yimou vs. Jet Li match-up goes to the director. "The Flowers of War" collected $23.05M at the box office in China last week during its first four days, narrowly beating the $21.47M by "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate." Although both are huge openings and probably new highs for Yimou and Li respectively, they didn’t break any records.
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The Flowers of War

The Flowers of War
From internationally celebrated director Zhang Yimou (Ju Dou, Raise the Red Lantern, Hero, House Of Flying Daggers) comes a story of love and war - and a band of outcasts who emerge as unlikely heroes from the shadows of a city's occupation. At once lyrical and visceral, the film enters the...
Zhang Yimou
December 16, 2011
Action, Drama, War