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This article was written By Jon Jung on 14 Jul 2011, and is filed under Uncategorized.



About Jon Jung

Jon Jung (aka “Coffin Jon”) is the producer and host of the VCinema podcast and editor-in-chief of the VCinema blog. He is an avid movie fan who specializes in Japanese cinema, but enjoys everything from artsy high-brow to mega-billion blockbusters to straight-to-video turds. As an Asian-American, he got the best of all cinematic worlds as a child by receiving mega-doses of Ozu, Bruce Lee, Kamen Rider, and American drive-in movies in addition to a steady diet of punk rock, Japanese literature, and Buddhism. He spent six years in Japan as an English teacher and translator. In 2004, he returned to the United States to complete his Masters in Language Education and continue his career as a language educator and cultural anthropologist with a focus on language policy and language shift. Jon is a former Myrle Clark Award recipient for excellence in creative writing and has contributed to World Film Locations: Tokyo (Intellect, 2011).

Bonus Episode 8: An Interview With Tsui Hark at NYAFF 2011

This episode is a super special one!  VCinema friend and NYAFF coverage partner Dr. Stan Glick of Asian Cinefest was able to sit down for a short interview with Tsui Hark…that’s right TSUI FREAKIN’ HARK, director of the Once Upon a Time in China series (1991-1996), Peking Opera Blues (1986), Dragon Inn (1992), The Blade (1995), Zu Warriors (2001), and his most recent, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010) as well as countless other Hong Kong classics.  Mr. Tsui attended the NYAFF for a mini-retrospective and also to receive the second annual Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award and in this interview, he talks about his feelings about receiving the award, his latest film, The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011), filming in 3D space, and more.

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