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What to Watch Onboard Right Now

Here’s a selection of the month’s best inflight entertainment from the hundreds of films and TV episodes available on Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon flights

Our entertainment editor Amanda Sheppard selects the best inflight entertainment from hundreds of films and TV episodes showing onboard in July 2020 – and shares related video clips that might pique your interest.

1) Emma: The Cast on Maintaining an Air of Authenticity

For photographer Autumn de Wilde’s directorial debut, there was, understandably, a focus on aesthetics. In order to make the period film look and feel as authentic as possible, the cast wore era-appropriate costumes – restrictive and rigid though they were – to recreate genuine body language and postures on camera. Watch the clip below for a glimpse of the finished product:

2) Birds of Prey: Margot Robbie on Perfecting Superhero Stunts

In Harley Quinn’s Suicide Squad spinoff, the all-kicking, all-punching, all-female cast and crew work tirelessly to fight the city’s thugs. The cast and crew took the roles to heart and whipped themselves into fighting shape. In this clip, Robbie talks about the differences in their crime-fighting capabilities and how each cast member prepared for the physicality of their roles:

3) The Invisible Man: How to Hide a Villain

Based on a turn of the 19th-century HG Wells book, The Invisible Man follows Cecilia’s (Elisabeth Moss) plight as she discovers her supposedly deceased, abusive ex-boyfriend might not be as dead and gone as he has led people to believe. Watch the video below to learn how Moss wrestled with her tormentor and just how he disappears from the screen, staying hidden in plain sight:

4) On Becoming a God in Central Florida: Kirsten Dunst on ‘Krystal the Pistol’

In this dark TV comedy, Kirsten Dunst plays Krystal Stubbs, a water park employee constantly on the brink of being broke who finds herself climbing to the top of the pyramid scheme that led to her family’s demise. Watch Dunst break down the quirks of her character in the clip below:

5)1917: The Importance of Continuous Camerawork

First World War action thriller 1917 received equal praise from critics and cinemagoers for dramatic action sequences and hard-hitting dialogue that had viewers on the edge of their seats. But its greatest feat? The film appears to have been shot in a single take. Watch the clip below to learn just how cinematographer Roger Deakins and his team achieved this effect:

6)The Gentlemen: The Cast on Bringing Guy Ritchie’s Colourful Characters to Life

Guy Ritchie’s action comedy follows Mickey Pearson – an American businessman who has built his empire in England through entirely illegitimate means. Lies, deception and a lot of extortion follow as he attempts to get out of the game for the last time. In the clip below, the cast shed light on their characters behind the scenes:

7) Parasite: Bong Joon-ho and Choi Woo-shik on their Basement Battles

The South Korean director’s latest endeavour took the world by storm, earning accolades at Cannes, the Golden Globes and the Best Picture prize at the Oscars, among others. In this clip, the filmmaker and actor Choi Woo-shik (who plays English tutor Ki-woo) break down the opening sequence, which sets the scene introducing society’s very real class divide:

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