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Secret (2007) - Taiwanese Film Review

Secret is a 2007 Taiwanese film written, and directed by but also starring Jay Chou who is primarily known as a Taiwanese musician. Jay plays, well, Jay, the main character. 882 more words

Rituals aka The Creeper (1977)

directed by peter carter
astral films limited/coast films/canadian film development corporation

You know, I enjoy listing the multiple titles for some of these pix, mainly because it usually follows that the more different names a film acquires throughout its life of distribution, the more debatable its quality. 260 more words

Geographic Isolation

Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972)

The making of Aguirre, The Wrath of God might be as rich in myth as the film itself which charts a semi-fictitious story of Francisco Pizarro’s expedition to discover the golden kingdom of El Dorado. 1,060 more words


A Brief Thought: 'Burning'

You can tell Jongsu (Yoo Ah-in), the protagonist of Lee Chang-dong’s “Burning”, is a deep sleeper. He wakes up groggy and moaning every morning, barely even able to reach for the phone beside his couch. 349 more words

Some Film Recommends and A Book Or Two

I realized the other day, while picking out the next set of books to read from the public library, that I have not shared what I’ve read and what I’ve watched on television in a long while. 672 more words

Inspirational Women Over 40

House Of Flying Daggers - middle sequence


  • Low angle shots – Army has the advantage
  • Hand held – fast motions
  • Dutch tilt – distress – insurmountable obstacle
  • POV shot – lost…
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House of Flying Daggers - Opening Sequence


  • Primary colours – mostly blue – conserving, feeling, relaxing, healing
  • Dolly zoom – build up of energy
  • High key low contrast lighting
  • Hand held – action packed…
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