Joint productions are not a novel practice. But as the Chinese theatergoing market has grown to its current juggernaut state, this form of cooperative filmmaking has taken off as a viable option for Hollywood studios in the past several years and has provided a vehicle for major Hollywood movies that have seen significant financial success.
Wow, I also have a birthday this month and will be 64. I never knew about this movie or the story. I got up early this morning about 5am, and only caught the last half hour after the master had already died, and was intrequed and saddened by it. I want to see it from the beginning so I check our TV listing and see that it will be showing again on next Sunday evening the 4/15. Lord willing I will be watching it. We lost our dog Rambo a couple of years ago, he died 10 years to the day he was born in. I am a huge animal lover, especially dogs.
I was surprised too that Hachiko only had two years with his owner, and that he waited at the train station in Tokyo for his owner to return for eight years! But I read somewhere that one year for us humans is like seven years for a dog, so then he got around fourteen years with his owner. I have had fifteen years with my dog from she was 5 weeks old and up until now being 15, and even that feels like too little! ? Hope she will be around for a few more years, she is still of very good health hiking with me in the mountains almost every day. 2b1af7f3a8