Monday, October 3, 2011

Film Pilgrimage by Gary Wong

For those with a HK film locations bent (which I assume you have if you are reading this blog) I can wholly recommend a new book out by Red-Publishing called: 電影朝聖 (English: Film Pilgrimage). It's been put together by Gary Wong who has been blogging about this kind of stuff for substantially longer than myself. You can find his similarly-named blog here: 

http://pc633hk2047.pixnet.net/blog


Red Publish website: http://www.red-publish.com/big5/book/1738

Okay, this is a Chinese book but if you don't read Chinese the book will still be helpful because the locations are identified in English at the top of the page and of course each film shot at the location is also listed with it's English name (incl. actors and director) in the text. There are some great photos and Gary has literally been all over HK (as well as Macau, Taiwan, China and even to Hungary) to compile this very impressive list. Obviously this is a HK released book, it costs HK$98.00 and I got my copy from The Commercial Press, but you should be able to buy it at any bookshop with Chinese titles (e.g Poplar etc).

3 comments:

  1. I am REALLY hoping for an english language version, will be a day 1 purchase when that happens.

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  2. Hi nectarsis - I'm not sure there will be an English version, but I'll check with Gary and see if he knows anything. It's definitely a niche that needs to be filled (was hoping someone would ask me hehe)Cheers, Phil

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  3. good news. Gary says he is working on a bi-lingual version to be completed in the first half of 2012. Not sure when it will be published though. :-)

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