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The World of Suzie Wong

Classic film featuring 1960s Hong Kong

Chris Tham Chris Tham Monday, 10 January 2022 at 11:00:00 am AEDT 1 min read

Just finished watching “The World of Suzie Wong.” For some reason, I was given the impression as a child that the film is rather salacious and not suitable viewing for young impressionable minds.

Watching it now, it seems rather tame, but I loved the scenes depicting Hong Kong in 1960. Ladder St looks so different these days compared to back then. I couldn’t help noticing quite a few scenes from Blade Runner have parallels with this film, and I wonder whether Ridley Scott consciously or subconsciously tried to emulate the look of this film.

I also wonder how much of James Clavell’s Noble House is inspired by this film.

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