Chow Yun Fat on the set

In this excerpt from my transcription of the commentary to The Replacement Killers, director Antoine Fuqua talks about Chow Yun Fat's attitude to his work. You don’t always need 100 million dollars to make something exciting. You just need to be clever and you need to give the filmmakers a little more room sometimes to do…

Another excerpt from Directors commentary on The Replacement Killers

This is a brief excerpt from a transcription I made of Director Antoine Faqua's commentary for his movie, The Replacement Killers, which starred Chow Yun Fat. In this excerpt he discusses the approach of Asian film makers to film making. I think there is a lot of opportunity for Asian film makers and other nationalities…

3rd Installment of Excerpts from Director’s Commentary for The Replacement Killers

Here are some excerpts from Director Antoine Fuqua’s commentary to his film The Replacement Killers, which stars Chow Yun Fat and Mira Sorvino. Other excerpts from this commentary can be found in this blog and this blog. Below are what I consider to be the most interesting quotes from Fuqua’s commentary (interesting for me, anyway);…

Excerpt from Director’s Commentary on ‘The Replacement Killers’

This is the second excerpt from director Antoine Fuqua’s excellent commentary on The Replacement Killers, in which Chow Yun Fat had his first starring role in an American movie. The first excerpt can be found here. This excerpt covers the concept behind the plot and which drives Chow Yun Fat’s character, and how certain political pressures…

Romeo Must Die

“With Jet Li going to war as only he can,” smirks the cover of my Romeo Must Die DVD, “Romeo Must Die is alive and kicking.” This film purports to be a Jet Li vehicle – “his first English-language lead role” (1) and it really fucks up its potential. By the time he made his…

The Replacement Killers – Director’s Commentary

The Replacement Killers – Director’s Commentary Obviously I have not been getting out into the fresh air enough. Recently I spent many hours transcribing large excerpts from the director’s commentary on the Collector’s Edition DVD release of The Replacement Killers. I will be posting excerpts from this transcription over the next few weeks. I first…