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· June, 2006

Stories about Film from June, 2006

Russia: Cheburashka Existed For Real

Konstantin Dlutskiy of Russian Marketing Blog writes about the cartoon character Cheburashka, its creator Eduard Uspenskiy and a new finding that claims that Cheburashka “actually did exist in reality.”

India: Guru Dutt and 1957

DoZ catches Pyaasa, a movie made in 1957 and wonders, “There is no three-point program to improve the sum total of the hero’s happiness in fifty-five minutes. When you make...

Bangladesh Blog Buzz

The latest happenings in Bangladesh related blogs around the world

China: Four months later

Beijing or Bust blogger and documentary maker Hao Wu has now been in prison for four months for a crime that has Chinese authorities have yet to announce. More than...

“Pirates of the Caribbean” protest

Amerindian issues blog The CAC Review publishes a press release announcing that the Garifuna American Heritage Foundation United will be holding a protest against the World Premiere of Disney film...

Guyana: New Guyana film festival

Kyk-Over-Al announces the inaugural International Guyanese Film & Video Festival, which aims “to celebrate cinematic achievement in films and video in short format, feature-length dramatic or documentary projects with at...

Singapore: Bollywood Dancing

Pari at Daisyinthesdust blog is talking about her Bollywood dancing experience. “Thoughts of performing the kinds of dance moves I see in Bollywood movies threatened to leave me in hysterics....

India Changing: Calcutta to Kolkatta and much, much more…

Change is the central theme of the post...in how many ways is India changing, how are the changes coming etc. etc.

Martinique: Joseph Zobel, Author of Sugar Cane Alley, Dies

Le Blog de [Moi] announces (Fr): “Martiniquan writer Joseph Zobel, author of the novel Rue Cases-Negres [a.k.a Sugar Cane Alley or Black Shack Alley in English] (brought to the big...

Ukraine: “The Cars” With Ukrainian Voiceover; Local TV

LJ user didaio of Dnipropetrovsk writes about two recent viewing experiences: one good, another bad. The good one was The Cars with the long-awaited voiceover in Ukraine's national language –...

This Week In Palestinian Blogs: Fire Dancing

The shelling of a Gaza beach few days ago which resulted in several deaths, continues to be a priority story for Palestinian bloggers this week; specifically the unresolved issue of...

Caribbean: Boycott Pirates of the Caribbean

Indigenous issues blog The CAC Review calls for a boycott of the Disney film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, in a post which also recounts some of the...

China: Blogs for the ladies and the superstars

If a Chinese-language version of something called Blogerati existed, portal website Sina.com would most likely be it. Is it a surprise that two of Sina's three top bloggers are women?...

Bahamas: “Brokeback” and censorship

Nassau Bahamas Vacation reports that a group of lecturers at the College of Bahamas were refused permission by the Plays and Films Control Board to screen the film “Brokeback Mountain”...

Lust, Caution

Danny Bloom in Japundit provided some backgrounds on the Ang Lee's latest film “Lust, Caution”. The original story by the late Chinese novelist Eileen Chang (張愛玲) (1920-1995) is only about...

China: the phone number in Mission Impossible 3

There is one scene in Mission Impossible 3 taken at Shanghai old city where a phone number “13347707266” painted on an old wall just over Tom Cruise's left shoulder. A...

India: Kashmir and Fanaa

Kashmir on a recent release Fanaa which was based on protagonists in the backdrop of Kashmir.

Haiti: Filmmaker Sacha Parisot at Boston International Film Festival

Says (Fr)AlterPresse, “After Skin Deep, a film for which he received numerous distinctions, Haitian-American filmmaker Sacha Parisot is back. But this time it is with the film

China: Miss media mogul

Today on Danwei TV comes the second part of an interview with the returnee daughter of a Mao-era higher-up turned Capitalist media mogul, one of China's most successful, from Danwei‘s...

Latest in French-Speaking Blogs of the Caribbean and Oceania

NEW CALEDONIA Annoella near Gadji, New Caledonia. By Sebastien Merion. A few months ago, we learned that Sebastien and Annoella of 5 minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie got married in Mauritius....

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