A Film Festival Succumbs to Mainstream Taste
The Golden Lotus Award at the 20th Viet Nam Film Festival goes to Jailbait, an obnoxiously raunchy comedy that broke Vietnamese box office record. With the slogan "Building a Modern and Human Movie Industry", the festival celebrates the country's cinematographic department 65th anniversary. ...continue reading "November 2017 Vietnamese Cinema Vblog: Tran Anh Hung, Star Wars, Jailbait, Downsizing, and more…"
Unlike most American and Vietnamese kids who grow up idolizing comic book superheroes, Chinh and Khoa Vu regularly watches The Tenth Commandment, the 1956 film directed by Cecil B. Demille. The ancient story of how Moses liberates his Hebrew brethren from oppressive Egyptian rule inspired the brothers to be compassionate toward today’s Syrian refugees.
...continue reading "Vietnamese Brothers Create Video Game Supporting Syrian Refugee"
For over 30 years, Apocalypse Now has remained the epitome of cinematic arts. It's both a critique of US involvement in the Vietnam War and a warning against lavish self-indulgent filmmaking endeavors. In the movie, if the US were to win the war, they would need to lose all their humanity. The filmmaker, Francis Ford Coppola, almost lost his mind and morality making the film. As revealed in the behind-the-scene documentary Heart of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, shot by his wife, the filmmaker would rather let Martin Sheen die in a heart attack than delay production. Now, Coppola is developing a video game from his movie. ...continue reading "Apocalypse Now, An Interactive Experience, Can Video Game Be Art?"
It's FREE and has racked up over 50k USD of ad revenue and still counting. 50,000 us dollars, let see who many zeros that is in Vietnamese Dong. Well, the producer of the game Dong Nguyen says he's lucky. He made the game back in 2013 but it's been unnoticed until now. ...continue reading "Flappy Bird: Dong will end up with lots of Dong"
Much of the talk have been about the Vietnamese movie market. What about other media sectors? The development of video game is a crucial factor in the improvement of digital effects that can benefit the film industry. In other countries, it has always been a great talent poor for filmmakers looking for SFX artists and technicians. Hopefully in Vietnam, they can grow together and one day support one another.
Check out this article which discusses the state of Vietnamese video game industry and the challenges they are facing.
This is old news back in 2011 but I'll post it anyway.
7554 is Vietnam's first major video game release. My nephew who was playing it said he didn't like it. According to him, there were several graphical glitches. Regardless, it's great to see our media being diversify. ...continue reading "7554: Vietnamese’s Call of Duty for PC"