Friday, July 22, 2011

Brigitte Lin Book

I suggest everyone head over to Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver for Dennis Lee's post with some wonderful pictures of Brigitte Lin, one of the iconic figures of the Jade Screen. She made over 100 movies in about 20 years including some that will be celebrated 100 years from now such as "The Bride with White Hair", "Dragon Inn" (1992) and "Peking Opera Blues". The pictures are from her newly published book "Inside the Window, Outside the Window" which is, according to CNN, "a tell-all memoir, including her past love for another woman and her rejected application to join the communist party."

The book's official release is at the Hong Kong Book Fair 2011 which should be packed to the rafters. It should be worth braving the crowds to get a copy and possibly a glimpse of its author who is appearing at the book launch.



  1. Hi ewaffle --

    The book's already on sale outside of the HK Book Fair at such as the Causeway Bay branch of Page One. And yes, I am veeerrrry tempted to get myself a copy... though, of course, I really, really wish an English language translation could be had. ;S

  2. Maybe at some point in the future YTSL, hopefully anyway as I'd love to read it.

  3. It seems like a really intriguing book, very different from the typical star biography--perhaps an academic publisher or some other entity that can publish an expensive book knowing it won't sell many copies and price it accordingly might be interested in a few years.