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Week 2, national cinema (Hero, 2002)

In week 2 we were assigned the task of reading Andrew Higson’s ‘the limiting imagination of national cinema’ and to watch Hero (2002) dir. Zhang Yimou, as an example. 290 more words

A Woman's Fate: Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

Nineteen-year-old Songlian (Gong Li) is facing a personal crossroads at the start of Zhang Yimou’s 1991 film Raise the Red Lantern. A university student in 1920s China, she’s been forced to leave school as a result of her father’s recent death and her family’s subsequent financial difficulties. 1,052 more words




Two mercenaries, William and Pero (Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal), looking for gunpowder in ancient China find themselves prisoners at the Great Wall. 221 more words

Bare Bones

The Spectacle of Transnational Cinema - Thoughts on 'Yojimbo' and 'Hero'

Cinema is a powerful art form that tells stories of various genres on a global scale. The multinational spectacle that is Asian cinema beckons for many similarities in both narrative and technique. 533 more words

The Great Wall: The Review

Director: Zhang Yimou
Cast: Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Andy Lau, Willem Defoe
Plot: A mercenary (Damon) on the hunt for dangerous black powder to sell illegally back home, stumbles across a centuries old war fought atop the Great Wall of China. 932 more words

Reviews From The Past

Now streaming--China's ambitious, epic action film, The Great Wall

Review by C.J. Bunce

It is a study in East meets West, or at least it tries really hard to be.  Visually The Great Wall… 760 more words


Flash Review: Under The Hawthorn Tree [Chinese Movie]

The interesting thing about my adventures in in-flight entertainment, is that I never quite know what I’ll stumble onto. Not all of my in-flight picks are good ones, to be sure. 1,590 more words

Flash Review