Fall Preview: Movies

Peter Chan says he doesn't actually like musicals, which is not something you'd expect to hear from the filmmaker helming the first musical to be shot in mainland China for four decades. But nowadays only the biggest Asian movies seem to survive at the box office, so when the Hong Kong-based director sat down to plan his first Chinese film in years, he decided to wrap a small love story in a musical coat. "It was like the sugar that helps you draw the audience back into the theater," he says. "But I had no idea what it was going to...

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