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  1. Run Run Shaw, Titan of Asian Filmmaking, Dies at 106

    His entertainment company helped launch the careers of John Woo, Wong Kar-wai and Chow Yun-fat, produced more than 1,000 films, and inspired many, including Quentin Tarantino. Shaw’s illustrious career began with his brother’s silent film business in the 1930s. He produced U.S. films including “Blade Runner,” donated more than $100 million to universities, and served as chairman of Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts Ltd. until he retired at 104. 

    Sources: The Guardian, NYT

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