Monthly Archives: March 2010

Dragon Fight

Well… there’s not much I can say about this somewhat glum and tedious film. A point of novelty is that a young Stephen Chow has a large supporting part and this is the only film he has ever made with … Continue reading

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Born to defence: blog no. 2

No, I don’t think of myself as a good director. I made the decision not to direct any more movies. Jet Li from his essay about Born to Defence, retrieved from http://jetli.com/jet/index.php?l=en&s=work&ss=essays&p=4  I really don’t think that Born to Defence … Continue reading

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Born to defence: blog no. 1

…in the final analysis, I don’t think that I was a very successful director, because I did not achieve my purpose, namely, to get a lot of people to recognize my ideas or understand my point of view. Nor did … Continue reading

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Martial Arts of Shaolin: Blog No. 2

This blog is the second half of a previous blog which can be found here. However, for me, there are disatisfying aspects to this film. The usual foul cantopop type of score that is often a feature of chopsockies from … Continue reading

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Martial Arts of Shaolin, Blog No. 1

Martial Arts of Shaolin  Why did I use kung fu to make movies – to display the art and aestheticize fist fighting. Lau Kar Leung. (Hong Kong Film Archive 1999:89).  As Trapata’s comments suggest, the celebration of male heroism was … Continue reading

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