Tag: Pepper

  • ‘Curry and Pepper’: The Kodak Ad

    A self-indulgent journal of my obsession with Hong Kong cinema. One of my favorite scenes in the 1987 film “Double Fixation” (意亂情迷) takes place on a rooftop. The villain is chasing the heroine, and behind them, a gigantic neon red “Kodak” sign illuminates the night. Only when I revisited the movie this week did I…

  • ‘Curry & Pepper’: Tangerines

    An enthusiastic and self-indulgent journal about my discovery of and infatuation with Hong Kong cinema. This summer I went back home to Northeast China for the first time in two years. The three and a half months didn’t do much to ease my homesickness, and I didn’t want to fly off again. As a measure of…

  • ‘Curry and Pepper’: On Ouyang Feng

    I don’t think I’d heard the name Ouyang Feng before I watched Wong Kar Wai’s “Ashes of Time” (東邪西毒), a 1992 movie based on Jin Yong’s landmark wuxia series (what may be loosely understood as Chinese martial arts novels) “The Legend of the Condor Heroes” (射雕英雄傳). The director Wong Kar Wai (WKW) was notoriously working…