A brief note on the depiction of Westerners in Once Upon A Time in China

(This is the last in a series of blogs I have written about this film. The previous one was about the elements (water, fire, metal, etc.) in this film). The Westerners in this film are depicted mostly as uncomplicated villains – callous, venal, exploitative capitalist pigs. However, the character of the old white haired priest,…

The Elements in Once Upon A Time In China

(In the last blog I posted on this film I wrote about the choreography in the climactic fight scene between Wong Fei Hung and Iron Robe Yim). Once Upon A Time In China (OUTIC) is a beautifully crafted film. One aspect that has always interested me very much is the use of elements throughout the…