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Anita Mui: In Memoriam

weather: light snow
outside: 0°C
mood: sad
... Anita Mui, 梅艷芳, died of lung failure that was caused by cervical cancer in a Hong Kong hospital at 2:50a.m. on Tuesday.

She was another celebrity name I grew up with, along with Leslie Cheung. I didn't like her at first. Dubbing her the Madonna of Asia was right on, I hated Madonna back then too. Anita acted cocky. I didn't like her costumes. I didn't like her makeup. I didn't like her songs, it was something in the timbre of her voice that took me a long time to get used to. There were only a few songs of hers that I liked.

Like Madonna, her image calmed down and straightened out after a phase of punkiness. Unlike Madonna, I began to see her acting and singing talent. The series I remember the most was the romantic drama 香江花月夜 opposite Michael Miu 苗僑偉.

I loved her comedic abilities. She was hilarious whenever she did fun stuff, especially alongside Jackie Chan. I think the only role I can point to that everyone would know is Elaine, the harried grocery store owner, in Rumble in the Bronx.


望著海一片滿懷倦, 無淚也無言
望著天一片, 只感到情懷亂
我的心又似小木船
遠景不見, 但仍向著前

誰在命裡主牢我, 每天掙扎, 人海裡面
心中感嘆, 似水流年
不可以留住昨天
留下只有思念, 一串串永遠纏

浩瀚煙波裡我懷念, 懷念往年
外貌早改變, 處境都變, 情懷未變

似水流年


Anita 梅艷芳, 1963 - 2003

Comments

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chenpion
Dec. 30th, 2003 11:26 pm (UTC)
This year's been full of death, hasn't it?
All the news here have been covering this tragedy.

Who did you like more? Leslie or Anita?
bride
Dec. 30th, 2003 11:29 pm (UTC)
Re: This year's been full of death, hasn't it?
I didn't really like either of them when I was younger =) but I appreciate them both and what they contributed to their art.
lordandrei
Dec. 31st, 2003 12:14 am (UTC)
Blessings and Peace
I first saw Anita in Rumble in the Bronx I got into a huge Michelle Yeoh kick and loved Anita in Heroic Trio (Dung fong saam hap) and Executioners(Xian dai hao xia zhuan)
bride
Dec. 31st, 2003 12:35 am (UTC)
Re: Blessings and Peace
Wow, flashback =D
mirai_sometimes
Dec. 31st, 2003 05:48 am (UTC)
How sad. I really liked her acting and comedic talent. I loved her in "Drunken Master". I think she was the funniest in that movie. She was so young and beautiful.
bride
Dec. 31st, 2003 10:22 am (UTC)
Drunken Master was great! =}
ducks
Dec. 31st, 2003 07:05 am (UTC)
I was shocked at the news, because like you, I grew up listening to her (and Leslie Cheung). I loved her though!!! I knew about the cancer, but her death was still a shock to me. I had just watched one of her movies a couple months ago (Lam Yun 40) and thought, wow, Anita Mui has really grown as an actor.
bride
Dec. 31st, 2003 10:25 am (UTC)
I think she was still performing just this last November. Insane. =P

Anita Mui has really grown as an actor

Yes, she really has.
razorw
Dec. 31st, 2003 11:25 am (UTC)
She'll be missed. That's for sure. --Ray
bride
Dec. 31st, 2003 11:28 am (UTC)
Absolutely.
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