Simon Yam News- July-September 2003
Simon, PTU Get Golden Horse Nominations
PTU was nominated for 11 awards at the 40th annual Golden Horse Awards
in Taiwan. Only Infernal Affairs received more, with a total of 12 nominations.
Simon Yam earned a Best Actor nomination for his role as the PTU commander.
Here are the rest of the awards PTU is up for:
BEST DIRECTOR- Johnnie To Kei Fung
BEST ACTOR- Simon Yam
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR- Lam Suet
BEST SCREENPLAY- Yau Nai Hoi, Au Kin Yee
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY- Cheng Siu Keung
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS- Stephen Ma Man Yin
BEST COSTUME DESIGN & MAKEUP- Suki Yip Suk Wa
BEST MUSIC- Chung Chi Wing
BEST EDITING- Law Wing Cheong
BEST SOUND- Martin Chappell
Simon Yam Re-teams With Johnnie To
Sept. 24th: Following the success of PTU, Simon Yam will begin filming a new movie
in November about pickpocketing and thievery with Johnnie To Kei-Fung. So does
this make Simon Yam the new Lau Ching Wan?
Images: Oriental Daily
SimonYam.com Article in City Paper
August 8th: There's an article about SimonYam.com and Paramount's plagiarism of it
in the DC weekly Washington City Paper, aptly titled "Bio Ethics".
July 22nd: Paramount Pictures, producer of over 3,000 films since its inception in 1912,
has directly plagiarized material from Simon Yam.com. For the full SimonYam.com
The official website for Paramount's Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life,
What do you think of the idea of a major Hollywood studio plagiarizing written
material to help promote its multi million dollar movie release and related
Tomb Raider 2 Premiere in LA
July 21st: Tomb Raider 2 premiered in Los Angeles tonight with stars Angelina Jolie,
Gerald Butler, Dijimon Hounsou, Simon Yam Terence Yin and director Jan de Bont.
Other attendees included Colin Farrell, Oliver Stone, Gary Busey, and David Spade.
Image (above): Singtao
Cradle of Life opening July 25th
Just a reminder that Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life will open in U.S.
theatres July 25th. Check out Simon Yam as Chen Lo, the leader of a Chinese crime
syndicate who fights with Lara Croft.
Simon Plays at Cute Bear Forest
July 11th: Simon invited a group of more than 10 children to his Cute Bear Forest,
the land that he's turning into a nature preserve. He wants to teach the kids to
treasure nature. The property is being used to grow crops and already has
many flowering Chinese quince.
"Hong Kong people have neglected nature", he says. "If I had a child, I would hope
that the HK government would not just think of business but also of the kids".
Simon Yam's new photography book will be released this December. He has also
taken photographs of actress Angelina Jolie, but it's not certain whether or not
they will be included in the book.
Collin Chou Interview on HKMW
COLLIN CHOU- Remember when he played the bad guy in Night Club with
Simon Yam? No? Well, anyway, check out the Hong Kong Movie World
interview with Collin, who is now appearing in the Matrix sequels.
Simon Yam- Bloodfight Redux
SIMON ON TELEMUNDO? Yep, that was Simon last week on Spanish network
Telemundo. They aired his 1989 movie Bloodfight in prime time (Spanish dubbed and
retitled La Lucha Final which means "the final fight". Bloodfight may be one of
the worst flicks he's ever been in, but it's also among the most widely available.
It was recently reissued on DVD and VHS and has long been stocked in video stores.
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