Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Johnny Mao!

I just found out that Zhang Yimou (dissapointingly pronounced "Johnnymao" by the american press) my favorite, favorite, FAVORITE of all time directors, has a new movie coming out called "Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles".

He's the guy who directed "Hero" and "House of Flying Daggers". Although they are both fine films in their own right, that's not why I love him.

2 words for you: "To Live". 3 more: "The Road Home". 4 more still: "Raise the Red Lantern". Run, click, skate, bike to the place where you get movies and watch them all immediately. DISCLAIMER: If you don't like foreign, or more specifically Chinese movies, you will hate all of these. BUT, if you do like both of the above, you too may become a fan. Much like his action films, his dramas are absolutely breathtaking to watch. The stories will break your heart, and the subject matter gives you an intimate window into Chinese culture (fictional and actual) from his perspective throughout time.

Can't WAIT to see the new film!!!!!!!! LOVE me some Johnny Mao.

1 comment:

Reel Fanatic said...

Zhang Yimou is indeed one of the greatest directors working today ... He has made many great movies, but my personal fave would have to be Raise the Red Lantern ... I thought his new one starring Chow Yun Fat, was going to be called Curse of the Broken Flower .. whatever it's called, It's definitely one of my must-see flicks for this year