I have received Gary Wong’s book and I have to say that it’s pretty cool and it contains nice photos.
Gary plans to make an English version, but nothing is sure yet and I don’t know when it will happen.
As the book is in Chinese, and I was a little bit involved with it, I’m only going to introduce it and I won’t review it.
The book is divided into chapters corresponging to countries and within the Hong Kong chapter, by far the biggest, Gary divided the location by districts.
The main parts are HK, Macau, China, Taiwan, and some other locations under the “Others” chapter (Japan, Europe).
For each location, Gary provides the name and address of the place, photos, a short description or history, and he tells how the location is featured in the film, and also he shortly comments on the film.
Some location names, film talent names and film titles are in English, but everything else is written in Traditional Chinese.
The luckiest among you able to read Chinese will be able to appreciate this guide and to visit Hong Kong from a new perspective discovering not only HK rich film culture but also wonderful culture and architecture.
There are not just film locations to check out in Hong Kong. Here are details on Bruce Lee's former residence.
The book ends with the footprint chapter on three of Gary's favorite filmmakers, Bruce Lee, Johnnie To and Wong Kar Wai.
This is a tribute to an eatery that was demolished during the making of this book. It was a location for Johnnie To's Sparrow
, among other films.
The last few pages consist in a table summarising all the locations reviewed in the book and a few pages of resources.
There are about 240 pages in total.Version française de ce topic