Tuesday, January 16, 2007

A feast for the eyes

The Curse of the Golden Flower just fills the screen, to the point where it's impossible to look away, for fear of missing somethiing. Even the computer-generated bits are imaginative, and the various methods of attack, siege, and withstanding siege, including Roman-style siege towers and testudo-resembling use of shields, were fascinating. Gong-Li and Chow Yun-Fat haven't lost any star power. We thought of seeing the Hindi movie afterwards, but didn't. It was funny to go from hearing Mandarin in the movie to hearing plenty of it at the library, as well. I'd love to see Anna and the King on the big screen again. Wikipedia has more about today's movie.


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