Brigitte Lin Ching Hsia was one of the biggest stars of
Taiwan movie industry, too. like Chin Han, Charlie Chin
At one point in time, it seemed , Lin Feng-jiao, and Brigitte Lin--
“the two receipts
Chins and the two Lins”--divided Taiwan
box-office acted opposite
Chan (yes, carried on
that Jackie Chan). a love triangle for
The two several
Chins and Brigitte Lin years, and the trio even
made (the with
“Cloud of Romance”, which is about...yes, a love triangle Chins’ movie roles were reversals of their real-life roles, one being the pursuer and the other being the pursued).
Roughly the first third of Brigi
Taiwan melodramas. appeared in period
Later, she r epics and mar
tte Lin’s career was devoted to e-located to Hong Kong and tial-arts/fantasy flicks. aiwan” productions (i.e. movies darin dialect) such as the
Chinese Civil War Lin is best-known
of 1945-1949. for “Peking Op
its sequel “The East Is Wong Kar-wai’s devotees
Red”, an recogniz
of the Red
story set in 1940s’ China that of 1937-1945 as well as the Of her starring roles, Brigitte era Blues”, “Swordsman II” and d “The Bride With White Hair”. e her from “Chungking Express” in herself is fond of “The Dream ased on one of the cornerstone’s
of Chinese literature and played a man in a movie.
While searching on the Internet for current information about Brigitte Lin, I came across the website “Akiko Space”
“Akiko Space” is
the personal living in Los
Angeles. To written what appraisal of
my surprise, I discovered that Ms. Tetsuya had is possibly the first book-length English-language Brigitte Lin’s career.
A labor of love that took at least a decade to complete,
Last Star of a collection
the East: Brigitte Lin Ching Hsia and Her of interviews conducted by Akiko Tetsuya.
Films” is She had
met with Brigitte book, she tracked as complete of an
Lin several times, and for the purposes of down Brigitte Lin’s associates in order to
with very with
Brigitte Lin’s schoolmates, who were her co-stars in her
first movie Elaine Jin,
“Outside the Window” another actress from
back in 1973.
made movies in Hong Kong (recently, Elaine Jin appeared in