Wednesday, February 28, 2007

9 comments:

adam k. said...

2006 coulda used another one of THESE, says me.

adam k. said...

(I'm assuming this still is from CTHD)

Beau said...

Haven't seen this in years.

Neel Mehta said...

Yeah, I can't do that.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is.

And just so we remember, it lost to Gladiator.

Trashbag Kid said...

The clips of this on Saturday made me so happy. One of the most influential movies in my life, and still one of the best films of the decade. Jeez I love this movie.

daveylow said...

Where is Michelle Yeoh these days?

Kamikaze Camel said...

Davey, she has a major role in Danny Boyle's Sunshine.

CTHD is one of only films I've ever seen more than once in the cinema. Just phenomenal.

J.D. Judge said...

Ah, Michelle. One of Asia's greatest contemporary actresses. We love ya.

As for CTHD, I actually don't absolutely postively freak scream love it. Well, al least the last two. I'm 13, and this came out when I was 7, so obviously I never saw it. My parents are anti-subtitle. Which begs me to ask the question: Why do I love foreign films? Must be a recessive gene. Back on subject.

It's excellent, but I prefer Hero and HOFD, but I guess that means I like Zhang Yimou more than Ang Lee. It's just, I don't know. CTHD is, like them, and at the same time not. CTHD marked a turning point for wuxia in America, but it was also very stereotypical. It still had, even in Mandarin, the cliched dialouge of a martial arts film. But it's still great.

That part just annoys me.

But Z rules. I don't doubt that.