Saturday, March 1, 2008

Review of Four Gentlemanly Flowers at Movie-Fan Princess

Hey, what do you expect from a blog called Die, Danger, Die, Die, Kill! if not a review of a film called Four Gentlemanly Flowers? This charming family sit-com is the subject of my latest guest review for the Connie Chan appreciation site Movie-Fan Princess. In addition to Connie Chan, the film stars two other female superstars of 1960s Cantonese cinema, Nancy Sit and the recently departed Lydia Shum. Like most sit-coms, Four Gentlemanly Flowers, despite its cheery facade, gives us an interesting peek into the particular anxieties of its age and place, as well as some prime sixties kitsch in the form of a dance number Chan performs that comes off like a Les Baxter album cover brought to life. Check the review out here.

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