Thursday, June 19, 2014

Li Bingbing on red carpet in Hong Kong for "Transformers: Age of Extinction"

Li Bingbing accompanied by director Micheal Bay and co-stars hit the red carpet for the world premier of the most recent Autobots vs. Decepticons classic, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" while a 20 foot Optimus Prime robot stood guard over the city. One look at her outfit made on realize that she must suffer from NGF (No Gay Friends). It was a hodgepodge of sheer panels and odd looking craft-store inspired foliage, accessorized with platform ankle strap pumps that would go with exactly nothing. That she could wear this strange creation without embarrassment or a hint of self-consciousness and actually sell the look shows just elegant and confident she is.

There was at least on angle which looked fine:

Although it took a lot of stoop labor by fashion assistants to get it there:

Looks like the same two aides were responsible for getting her up and down stairs:
One of Li Bingbing's co-stars at the press conference, ignored by the diva-starved masses:

In an interview with Yahoo Singapore, Li Bingbing said that the only really daunting part of the roll was after she had memorized her dialog in English so that she could authoritatively deliver her lines in a language not her own telling the reporter that, "I am not a native speaker, but I had to perform as if I am fluent in the language." This was made even more challenging when the script was changed on the fly by the director or someone else who thought he had a good idea. It brings to mind the difficulties that Gong Li had on the "Miami Vice" set where pages of the script would be rewritten during the shoot followed by Michael Mann telling the cast, "OK let's do a take in Spanish this time." "Transformers: Age of Extinction" assembles itself worldwide on June 26.

Yahoo Singapore; CRI English; Sina

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hong Kong, June 4, 2014. Remembering 1989

There are dates that resonate with meaning; in North America there is September 16, 1810 and July 4, 1776. In France it's July 14, 1789.

June 4, 1989 isn't celebrated in the People's Republic of China but the citizens of Hong Kong do quite a job in making sure it won't be forgotten by the Chinese people. As usual on this day we direct you to Webs of Significance for the right in the middle of things observations of the exemplary Hong Kong blogger YTSL.