After The Painter of the Wind, 2008, Hwang Jin Yi, 2006 was my second Korean drama with “element of art”. Korea TV industry has lots of experience in this kind of drama. The script and way of filming are interesting, using a lot time to show people’s sympathetic response to art.
^ e.g. This “crane dance”. Very beautifully filmed, making me feel the dancer’s body and soul is one.
But I was soooooooo annoyed by traditional Korean music! It sounds like sawing. I’m not joke! It just literally sounds like sawing! My ears went deaf after a while, so I had to mute when music came… I just cannot catch up with this “elegant” aesthetics…
^ This is from the movie Hwang Jin Yi. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA~~~ Can’t help laughing!!
I really never expected the US to shoot the first P&P movie/drama. I guess the British were pretty angry when the movie came out. Just like how angry the Chinese were when the 2010 version of Dream of the Red Chamber came out. Or maybe less. 😛
So I was reading a post on beauties in ancient clothing so of course first thing that comes to mind is the famous Mei Ren Xin Ji also known as Schemes of A Beauty. So I will start this thing where I will post posts on pretty people. Sounds good enough.
To my surprise this Rurôni Kenshin movie is rather good! O_O I thought I would hate it since I was such a huge fan of Kenshin in childhood. Anyway I’ve got nothing to complain about this film except for the not-so-good action director and the bad acting of Yu Aoi who seemed to lose all the shinning in her. Other actors and actresses are selected with caution, especially the hero Kenshin. Nice done, worth watching! I am eager to see a sequel!
Just finished Jackie Chan’s new film CZ12 (OR Chinese Zodiac). Wasn’t planning to watch this kind of action movie until I heard it was about cultural relics lost overseas.
A very fluent movie, as if a work from the Hollywood production line — and this is no derogatory. Hollywood production line is pretty mature, whereas most Chinese movies are still not fluent in telling stories. Some supporting roles even disappear in the middle of a movie, making the story line incomplete. Although there’s nothing new in CZ12, but there’s surely something Chinese movie could learn from.
Loooooove this movie!! The story is perfect, and there’s much space for you to brainstorm. But why is this one much lower graded on imdb than Inception? Inception is new and unique, but the loop is not very wise. Triangle‘s got an incredible loop.
Still pretty, but the shinning used to be in her eyes is forever gone… Zhou Xun got old too, but always lively. Their hair are beautiful~ The way Zhou Xun walks wearing Quju (曲裾) is elegant~ It was the cutest moment when Zhou Xun finally turned into a little white fox!! ><