The choreography in Once Upon A Time In China 3

Once Upon A Time In China 3 (OUTIC 3) begins and ends with Lion Dancers, and they feature often in fight scenes in between. The first movement sequence is a massed Lion Dance in a courtyard in the Forbidden Palace. It is a gorgeous, colourful spectacle and sets the tone for much of the choreography…

Motifs in the Once Upon A Time In China series

A neat directorial strategy that Tsui Hark uses during the first 3 films of the Once Upon A Time in China (OUTIC) series is that he builds up a series of leitmotifs and artistic reference points that link the films together. This lends cohesiveness to the audience’s viewing of the experiences of the main characters…

Romance in Once Upon A Time In China 3

Once Upon a Time in China (OUTIC) and Once Upon a Time in China 2 (OUTIC 2) are among my very favourite movies of all time. While it is an entertaining and well made movie, Once Upon a Time in China 3 (OUTIC 3) does not seem to reach the same heights as its 2…