Category Archives: Corey Yuen Kuei

My Father is a Hero: The Opening Scenes

My Father is a Hero begins with its opening credits being intercut with footage showing a large squad of impressively drilled children, who include one of the main characters Siu Ku (played by Xie Mao), doing a wu shu routine. … Continue reading

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My Father is a Hero – an overview of the action

So far I have written blogs on My Father is a Hero that have focused on the theme of the movie (here) and its melodramatic form (here). In the next series of blogs I will be focusing on the action and … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the final fight scene in My Father is a Hero

The final fight scene of My Father is a Hero is an absolute corker. It is set in the metal encased confines of a cargo ship that is hosting an illicit antiques auction, and this means that the frenetic action … Continue reading

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The melodrama in My Father is a Hero

Last year I read a very interesting book written by John Mercer and Martin Shingler called Melodrama. This book is a survey of the way the term ‘melodrama’ had been used to describe certain American films during the history of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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