Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Magic Blade

This review was originally posted on jpfmovies blog as a guest review – thanks JP! The next blog I post will be a discussion of Brigitte Lin’s interpretation of the character of Invincible Asia in Swordsman 2.  Made in 1976 … Continue reading

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Swordsman 2’s Invincible Asia – notes on the character

(The previous blog I posted was about the sexuality of some of the other characters in Swordsman 2). Martial arts movies have often struck me as being very melodramatic, and I have subsequently been curious about the dramaturgical relationship between … Continue reading

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The sexuality of the characters in Swordsman 2

The sexuality of the characters in Swordsman 2  (My previous blog on Swordsman 2 discussed the choreography of this film).  “But as subversive as Lin’s transsexual anti-heroine already is, the film’s auto-critique must also queer the chastest, most sexually reticent, … Continue reading

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The Choreography in Swordsman 2

(This is the first in a series of blogs I have written about Swordsman 2. If you would like to read a plot summary and cast list for this film then check out my previous blog.) My response to Swordsman … Continue reading

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Swordsman 2: Plot and Characters

I have written some blogs about Swordsman 2 and plan to start posting them soon. However, as a prelude to this I thought that I would post a blog that contained a summary of this film’s plot, along with a … Continue reading

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