Chow Yun-Fat Essays

  • The Meaning Of Chow Yun-fat (its In His Mouth)

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    The Meaning of Chow Yun-Fat (It's In His Mouth) Ultimately, it comes down to his mouth. Chow Yun-Fat is the coolest movie actor in the world today, and the only way I can explain this is to talk about his mouth. He does cool things with his mouth. Smoking cigarettes is no longer an emblem of cool in the USA, but Chow does wonders with cigarette smoke in Prison On Fire. Director Ringo Lam understands this; like most of the great Hong Kong directors, he loves using slow motion and freeze frames

  • American and Hong Kong Action Films

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    action genre itself in Hong Kong. It is interesting though, that both of these scenes draw heavily from scenes found in other films from other countries (Logan 124). The first scene occurs early on in the film as mob enforcer Mark Gor (played by Chow Yun-Fat) kills a gang of criminals for revenge of a comrade's death. What made this scene so original and groundbreaking when compared to other action films in Hong Kong at the time was the way John Woo directed this gunfight, and the fact that it wa.

  • Did John Woo's Style of Directing

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    Towne did so he had less control over the content of the film unlike the amount of control he has in "The Killer" which he wrote himself. Tom Cruise fires his gun in exactly the same fashion as Chow Yun-Fat did in "The Killer". This is one of john who's signatures. Both Cruise and Chow Yun Fat both seem to sway with emotion when pointing guns at their enemies. Also, both of these actors characters like to carry and use multiple guns and prefer to throw away a gun when it's out of bullets

  • Face Off: John Travolta And Nicolas Cage

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    Face Off is one of the popular 90’s action flicks of that decade. It is directed by a well-known Hong Kong director and who legitimately majorly influenced action films or sequences nowadays, known for chaotic action sequences, Mexican Standoffs, and frequent usage of slow motion. This film contains all of these aspects, as well as the addition of the two famous actions stars, John Travolta, and Nicolas Cage. As the film title states, the film starts with a soul of an FBI agent named Sean Archer

  • Analysis Of The Film 'The Killer'

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    bloodbaths, slow motion editing, impressive action scenes, the elaborate usage of guns, and the flying of pigeons, a motif that began in this particular film. Furthermore, the final scene in the church is one of his most distinct scenes. Furthermore, Chow Yun Fat in the protagonist role gives a masterful performance, which made him an icon in all of Asia and eventually led him to Hollywood. Chungking Express (Wong Kar Wai, 1994, Hong Kong) Cop 223 has

  • Asians and Kill Bill

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    Asians and Kill Bill Sitting in the movie theater, I was baffled to see so many stereotypes touched on in one single film. These stereotypes were not just any kind of stereotype – they were those pertaining to Asians in particular. The obviousness and sheer transparency of the stereotypes made the movie look like a complete joke. The film? Kill Bill. The majority of today’s films starring Asian actors and actresses often contain numerous stereotypes. They cater to the biased views that most

  • John Woo

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    John Woo The bread-and-butter of the film industry is the action movie. Each summer, audiences can expect to see car chases, gunfights and explosions, and studios can expect to see millions and millions of dollars in return. Though most viewers and critics see these movies as "fluff" entertainment (and rightfully so), there is one director that puts as much heart and soul into his "fluff" as any number of talented directors put into their "serious" movies. His name is John Woo. Even though you

  • Film Analysis of Anna And The King

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    Film Analysis of Anna And The King When we want to analyze a film, we must know what films represent. Film is the term we use to describe a particular material and medium of communication that has certain specific properties governed by certain physical laws…use to produce particular communicative texts that formulate particular fields of symbolic meaning and effects, and meet particular sets of criteria that give them particular value. (Sobchack et al, 1987, P.3). We need to investigate

  • How Asian Americans are Portrayed in Hollywood Movies

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    Asian American actors and actresses are portrayed in Hollywood movies as always being the silent and yielding foreign victims to social injustice and prejudice. Whether or not these depictions are true, they are nonetheless stereotypes that Hollywood producers have come up with. According to the US Census in the year 2000, Asian Americans make up 4.2% of the entire American population, and knowing that most Asian Americans live on the west and east coast of the United States, many Americans living

  • Reservoir Dogs...

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    Reservoir Dogs... The first time I saw Reservoir Dogs I knew it was something different (I didn?t see any Tarantino?s films before). It was the first time I payed more attention to the characters dialogue than to the visual appearance of the film itself The dialogues in Tarantino?s films are its more powerful resource. They both tells the story and sets the mood for it. I remember I was reading Stephen King?s ?The Dead Zone? when I got hold of Tarantino?s screenplay for Reservoir Dogs. I

  • Drunken Master Essay

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    When they deny, they steal the statue's head. The shaken villagers decide to send Ting to Bangkok, where his cousin Humlae is living, to retrieve the head with his help. However, Humale has other plans for his cousin. 19. Fighter in the Wind (Yang Yun-ho, 2004, S. Korea) The films is based on the actual life of Korean Choi Yeung-eui, who emigrated to Japan after World War 2 to become a pilot, but instead ended up changing his name to Masutatsu Oyama, and becoming an unbeatable fighter. He also created

  • Film Analysis: The Hole By Tsai Ming Liang

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    11. The Hole (Tsai Ming Liang, 1998) A little before 2000 a mysterious virus spreads rapidly at creates chaos in Taipei. The authorities order the evacuation of the city and warn that the supply of water will soon stop. The massive exit leaves the city almost completely abandoned apart from but some decide to stay. In a block of flats, a woman has a problem with her house's plumbing that seems to have its root in the flat on the floor directly above. The plumber who tries to fix the problem leaves