Shaw Brothers & the 1970s

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Orlac
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Re: Shaw Brothers & the 1970s

#51 Post by Orlac » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:11 pm

Cold Bishop, do you ever plan to resume your great articles?

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Cold Bishop
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Re: Shaw Brothers & the 1970s

#52 Post by Cold Bishop » Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:33 am

Sure do... But a computer crash destroyed all my writing and accompanying notes. Not so rough for this than the larger Chang Cheh filmography write-up, but demoralizing nonetheless.

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Re: Shaw Brothers & the 1970s

#53 Post by Orlac » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:21 am

Damn, what rotten luck!

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Re: Shaw Brothers & the 1970s

#54 Post by Cold Bishop » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:20 pm

Luckily, the Shaw project was still largely at the notes stage; I lost capsule reviews for a few early kung-fu films, but since my approach was becoming more auterist as the decade progressed, I already decided just to watch all the films on my list and just backtrack/rewatch/write after.

The Chang project on the other hand: around 50 or so capsules/mini-essays gone. I'm not necessarily looking forward to rewatching all those films. Still, I'm treating it as a challenge to be more concise during my second go around.

I also lost plenty of exhaustive viewing guides I made for the genre and decade projects. And some unfinished pieces I was also hoping to finish (particularly my I Love Melvin traumatic-psychodrama-disguised-as-chipper-musical piece, which I wrote and rewrote numerous times. And which I'm still determined to get right.)

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