The Kids Talk Film: Jackie Chan's POLICE STORY

Twitch has been on the Internet so long that many of its writing staff have children old enough to understand and consume media in a way that is both raw and fresh. It might even come with an inkling of consideration afterwards and it's true that many of us fall in love with the movies when we are very young. Thus, we are offering you the perspective of smaller children as they react to seeing classic filmmaking on the big screen.  

In the past, Willem (Age 10) and Miranda (Age 8) have talked the films of Studio Ghibli as well as Satoshi Kon's Paprika and Pixar's Brave. The recently got a chance to see Jackie Chan in person as a part of the A Century of Chinese Cinema retrospective in Toronto. Jackie talked about shifting from period kung-fu films to contemporary stunt-driven action films when introducing a 35mm print of Police Story. Afterwards, the kids talk just how crazy-awesome Jackie was when he was ripping up Hong Kong shopping malls and juggling telephone receivers.

The entire archives of Kids Talk Film can be found over at Vimeo including discussion on films as varied as GremlinsThe Rocketeer, and 2001:  A Space Odyssey.
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  • Billy

    kids are very cute ^^
    being a Canto-speaker, I find it a shame that most of today's HK flicks can't really compare with those in the Jackie Chan and John Woo era

  • smith

    Wondering if you the whole record of Jackie's speech during the event? But anyway the two kids are darn adorable - the way they perceive and talk about the film, the way they imitated fighting scenes and the way they quarreled between the two of them. Hilarious all the way like a Jackie Chan classic.

  • Kurt

    First off: Thanks for the kind words!

    I was mainly watching him speak, rather than trying to hold my (rather heavy) Canon 7D without a monopod (which I foolishly forgot at home). I recorded about 5 minutes worth in anticipation of the above video. However, there were several hired and professional shooters with reserved seats in the audience, which leads me to believe that TIFF Lightbox will have a pristine copy of his intro. My recommendation would be to look for it on their Youtube Channel, or email their press office to find out if it is possible to see the whole thing.

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