Great Quote No. 3

“This convention (cross dressing performers) can be traced back to 'Come Drink with Me', and it reflects a Peking Opera sensibility, wherein men played female roles and the audience was expected to accept their impersonation without question” David West, p 118, 'Chasing Dragons: An Introduction to the Martial Arts Film' I am still plugging away…

My last OUTIC 2 blog: Analysis of Fight in White Lotus Temple in detail continued

This blog follows straight on from my previous blog: I am fascinated by the sense of theatricality inherent in many kung fu movies, and I find the fight scene in the White Lotus Temple in Once Upon A Time In China 2 (OUTIC 2) to be more theatrical than most. The traditional music and a…

Swordsman 2’s Invincible Asia and the tradition of cross dressing in kung fu movies

(My previous blog was about Brigitte Lin's performance as Invincible Asia. This blog contains some thoughts about Swordsman 2's transsexual villain Invincible Asia and the tradition of cross dressing in kung fu movies) In his review of Swordsman 2, critic Paul Fonoroff states: “The beautiful Brigitte Lin seems miscast – there is no way she…