Monday, September 6, 2010

John Woo honoured at Venice

 This is a real proof that China is taking over the world!

"Chinese director John Woo was awarded the Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. His martial arts epic, Reign of Assassins, screened to coincide with the honour warmed Venetian hearts. A beaming Woo told the media that he saw himself as a bridge between China and Hollywood. “I want to make movies that will incorporate the good things from the West and the East.
The Reign of Assassins, which was shot in China and set during the famous Ming Dynasty, stars Michelle Yeoh. She plays an assassin falling in love with the son of a man killed by her gang.
John WooThis is the first that a Chinese film has a real female hero, and, indeed, this is the first time that Woo has a woman as a protagonist. “Some people are of the view that martial arts are all about men. But this opinion is rapidly changing in China…Young women want to see women martial arts heroes”, Woo said.
It is said that the Venice jury president, Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, starring Uma Thurman as a female fighter, had inspired Woo to create his own woman warrior. There is, however, a difference between the two. The Kill Billheroine is American, very strong and powerful. But Yeoh’s Assassin is Chinese, very Eastern, very emotional. She is willing to shed tears and suffer – all for love.
Though Woo is familiar with Hollywood and the West, having worked there, he feels that the people there are still to understand China’s culture and spirit. And in a final take, Woo said that he was old fashioned who believed in two-dimensional cinema. The 3D stuff is more like a computer game. Yes, of course, mechanical, cold and soulles, I would add."


  1. Totally agree with him on the 3D stuff. With all the remakes that are happening nowadays it's not surprising to see them trying to resurrect 3D yet again.

  2. hahaha... john woo? 3D? Should be nuts.


    also, youre cute

  4. i need to poop

    check it

  5. :< I haven't seen yet a 3d movie in my life. I fail

  6. Wow i hadn't even heard about this, good stuff!