Happy Birthday to John Lone. 70 candles shining brightly on the cake 🍰 John as Song Liling in M Butterfly 🦋 https://youtu.be/3wHUJX5xLgU Check out The Mighty Dragon YouTube channel
ife has been incredibly busy as of late, but I have taken steps into animating Bertie already. If I can get this out by Easter then I will be very happy! Of course, you'll be the first to see it.
When I first watched the movie I felt instinctively that it should have been Raka's story (John Lone's character) and glad I was proved right. it just shows with the best laid plans things can change.
My grandmother was a famous actress in Shanghai, so I remember feeling proud the first day on set that I was truly following in her footsteps.
A big thank you to Director Phillip Noyce who has given me permission to use the pictures of John from the Echoes of Paradise set. Photos with kind permission from Phillip Noyce
The story itself represents so much more for me though, man’s destruction of the planet and reckless abuse of animals for cash.
To sum up this film, its a look into the future we want to forget and a look in the past that we can't forget.
They were everything a clandestine affair should be, no emotions, no attachments, just living what it is in that moment.
This film was certainly a turning point in John's career, films that followed were Year of the Dragon, Echoes of Paradise and The Last Emperor.