The Cinema of Lee Sun-fung (Chinese edition) Book Cover

The Cinema of Lee Sun-fung

Lee Sun-fung was one of the emblematic directors that predominated Cantonese cinema of the 50s and 60s. An intellectual himself, he not only directed, but also scripted many of his films, with quite a few adaptations from Western and Chinese classics. Particularly valuable are the director's notes he left behind that give us a glimpse of how filmmakers of his time deliberated over filmmaking and attempted to strike a balance between the market and their own ideals.
Published in 2004 in separate Chinese and English editions. Priced at HK$100 each. (Edited by Wong Ain-ling)
Chinese edition: ISBN 962-8050-27-3


On Lee Sun-fung
Reconfigurating the Southern Tradition - Lee Sun-fung and His Times
Stephanie Chung Po-yin
Tracking Lee Sun-fung's Artistic Development
Law Kar
A Preliminary Study of Lee Sun-fung
Li Cheuk-to
On Rainbow, The Lone Swan and A Tale of Laughter and Tears
Leo Lee Ou-fan
Family and Spring in Analysis
Shu Kei
The Many Faces of Fate
Mary Wong
Unconventional Women - On Early Lee Sun-fung Films
Grace Ng
The Bitter Tears of the Undistinguished
Wong Sui-kei
Remembrance of Things Past - Lee Sun-fung's Costume Films
Michael Lam
A Long and Winding Wenyi Journey 
Sam Ho, Wong Ain-ling
Lee Sun-fung on Lee Sun-fung
What Makes a Tragedy?
Major Issue for 1951: What Constitute a Good Wenyi Pian?
The Adaptation of Forever Lily
Self-review of 1951
A Shot is...
The Art of Dˆmcoupage
What is Human Warmth?
Between Scripting and Directing
How to Make the Best of the Ordinary?
Study of the Overall Ambience
On Drama
How to Turn Every Film into a Good Film
Review of Forever Lily, etc
On A Widow Again
A Flower Reborn
On Spring and Anna
From Spring to A Well-to-Do - An Overall Review
Creator's Block
My Early Cinema Experience
Ngan Yee
An Interview with Lee Sun-fung: on Classic Adaptation and Production
Lam Wah
Interview with Tam Ning
Angel Shing
Interview with Lee Sil-hong
Grace Ng, Angel Shing
Interview with Chow Chung
Grace Ng