A temperate warm morning in February, a forecast of 60 degrees by midafternoon. Those working in the glamorous international film industry in St. Louis this day, however, are sequestered under the concrete overpasses and parking platforms at Lambert Airport. Here, members of the crew are bundled in winter coats, some with fleece-lined hoods. It's not bitterly cold, but if you're involved in the filmmaking process, which mostly entails long periods of waiting -- waiting for light, waiting for equipment, waiting for the camera crew, waiting for the sound crew, waiting for costumes, waiting for makeup -- it's cold enough to make you wish you were in some less glamorous occupation where there's a chair,... More >>>
By Jennifer Silverberg
Tony Leung and Xu Zhu between takes of a scene in Gua Sha.