My Father is a Hero: The Power of the Promise (Part 2)

The relationships discussed in the first part of this blog so far are between male characters, and this film would be in danger of being an overwhelmingly masculine film if it were not for the impact of 2 important female characters: Li Xia (played by Bonnie Fu Yuk Jing), mother and wife to Ku (played…

My Father is a Hero: The power of promises (part 1)

My previous blog on My Father is a Hero was just a collection of random thoughts, but it also contained links to websites with a plot synopsis and cast and crew lists. An important theme that runs through My Father is a Hero is the importance of keeping faith, whether that be to other people,…

My Father is a Hero: Random Thoughts

I am about to start posting a series of blogs about My Father is a Hero (Hong Kong, 1995). A plot synopsis can be found here: http://www.fandango.com/myfatherisahero_v163135/plotsummary And a full cast and crew list can be found here: http://www.hkmdb.com/db/movies/view.mhtml?id=7971&display_set=eng  In this blog I have jotted down a few random thoughts about this interesting film:  Random…

Rita Mae’s Jackie Chan blog

Some time last year I came across a blog on WordPress that was dedicated to the films of Jackie Chan. The writer of the blog, Rita Mae, was an ardent fan who wrote extensively on Jackie’s films. Her blogs are well written and celebratory in tone. Sadly, Rita passed away following a prolonged struggle with…

Choreography in Legend of the Red Dragon

In Legend of the Red Dragon (choreographed by Corey Yuen Kuei), my very favourite fight scene is not one of the lengthy set pieces but the little fight scene with the dress making implements between Miss Red Bean (played by Chingmy Yau) and Hung Hei Kwun (played by Jet Li). Why do I love this…