Wednesday, July 20, 2005

"House of Flying Daggers"

Wow, what a movie! I thought it was directed by the same guy that directed "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", because the cinematography is very similar, but after a little research I found out that Ang Lee directed CTHD, and Zhang Yimou directed HFD. Ziyi Zhang played the female lead role in both movies. A hunky Taiwanese/Japanese actor named Takeshi Kaneshiro played the leading male role.

I loved the costumes, the soundtrack, the cinematography, the story was not bad -- intrigue/romance -- the end made me cry, which doesn't happen too often in "martial arts" movies. This is not a hard-core martial arts movie, either -- not like the old days. The actors "fly", and "run" through the tops of bamboo trees -- a nice graceful way to fight (hee hee).

A must-see movie.


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