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Wong Jing – you nasty little man…

Or The Depiction of Martial Artists in High Risk. “Cross referencing is a constant in Wong Jing’s scavenger movies. Their in-jokes are too opportunistic to count as homages.” David Bordwell, Planet Hong Kong, P. 175 In his direction of his … Continue reading

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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: 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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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 … Continue reading

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‘Lone Wolf and Cub’ Inspired Thoughts Pertaining to ‘Legend of the Red Dragon’

Legend of the Red Dragon very obviously references the Japanese Lone Wolf and Cub movies, so a few of my random thoughts about this film were in regards to this seminal Japanese film series of the 1970s.   Random thought … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Legend of the Red Dragon

Background Info: Also known as The New Legend of Shaolin Made in Hong Kong, 1994 Directed by Wong Jing, choreographed by Corey Yuen, starring Jet Li as Hung Hei Kwun, Xie Mao as Ting Man and Chingmy Yau as Miss … Continue reading

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Last Hero In China: Choreography

If Last Hero in China’s director, producer and writer, Wong Jing, is the master of inventive crassness, then its choreographer, Yuen Wu Ping, is the master of inventive elegance. In this movie Yuen continues his frequent collaboration with that most … Continue reading

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