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    Hong Kong in the movies

    Just wondering how much of Hong Kong is captured in the movies. I don't mean just local HK movies, but foreign ones too.

    I like the classic ones. I wouldn't say these movies are necessarily great, but they do give you a glimpse of the old Hong Kong with architecture and street scenes that no longer exists:

    1. Soldiers of Fotune, 1955, starring Clark Gable out to rescue a man from the CCP.



    2. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, 1955, based on the novel by Han Suyin, starring Jennifer Jones and William Holden:



    3. The World of Suzie Wong, 1960:



    There are of course modern movies set in HK that I also liked:





    So, which movie set in HK did you like?

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RTdMagZDgM

    There is also Transformers where somehow somewhere in China magically became Hong Kong (I think it was Guilin)
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    Bruce Lee, "Enter the Dragon"
    Live action version of "Ghost in the Shell"
    TV adaptation of "Noble House" with Pierce Brosnan.
    Jackie Chan's Rush Hour 2.

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    A little Bollywood shot in Hong Kong..
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    Quote Originally Posted by huja:
    Bruce Lee, "Enter the Dragon"
    Live action version of "Ghost in the Shell"
    TV adaptation of "Noble House" with Pierce Brosnan.
    Jackie Chan's Rush Hour 2.
    I like the opening to Rush Hour 2:

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    Something more recent....
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    Quote Originally Posted by huja:
    Bruce Lee, "Enter the Dragon"
    Live action version of "Ghost in the Shell"
    TV adaptation of "Noble House" with Pierce Brosnan.
    Jackie Chan's Rush Hour 2.
    @Coolboy I got a kick of one scene in Noble House where Pierce Brosnan casually pulls up in front of Jardine House and find a parking spot on the street close to the front door. Talk about pure fantasy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huja:
    @Coolboy I got a kick of one scene in Noble House where Pierce Brosnan casually pulls up in front of Jardine House and find a parking spot on the street close to the front door. Talk about pure fantasy.
    Blatant fakery like that just take me out of the movie/TV series, haha. Still, sometimes those scenes can be amusing. Take this scene from "Pacific Rim", this guy is looking for a triad boss in a HK "slum". I have never seen a "slum" in HK this colourful, nor am I ever aware of any "gweilo" triad bosses (some gweilos have been known to serve triads, but being the boss, nope).


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