Sunday, April 24, 2005

Survival mode

The entertainment prescription was filled by Stephen Chow. I've never thought he displays a lot of personality; he's sort of an empty vessel or a blank canvas, but he certainly has a vivid and creative imagination. Kung Fu Hustle was not dubbed. It's just packed with familiar faces from several eras of Hong Kong moviedom. We never saw the version of Shaolin Soccer officially released here, but an earlier, longer version. On campus, several of his movies were screened back when there was lots of Hong Kong, but who knows what titles they were seen under? Sammo was credited for some of the fight choreography. Even with a pressing schedule, we couldn't resist fitting in a show starting at 10:25. The turnout was large enough that we may hope to see other morning screenings.


At 3:20 PM, April 26, 2005, Anonymous M Sinclair Stevens said...

We went to "Kung Fu Hustle" this weekend, too. I don't think I've ever laughed so hard during a movie in my life. I don't watch many comedies and the ones I do watch tend to be more cerebral. This movie took me completely by surprise in the best way.

At 4:48 PM, April 26, 2005, Blogger Rantor said...

Real rolling-on-the-floor, side-splitting stuff, and just lots of all kinds of everything and always too much going on to take it all in -- all definitely for the large screen and only the large screen. It would have been okay not to kill off anybody, though . . .


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