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Creation Date: 08-05-2005 04:21 AM
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  #7 New 08-24-2005 05:18 AM
I am desperate to see Ong Bak (the noise has been impossible to avoid about this one) and Twilight Samurai (especially as it stars my favourite man from the Last Samurai) at the moment.

I saw both Unleashed (Danny the Dog was a much better title) and Fist of Legend on Saturday night, it was a serious Jet Li Fest. I felt sooo unbelievably happy after watching FoL. Seeing Jet do Kung Fu patterns had me clapping and cheering and then having to stop suddenly incase I woke my flatmate. My favourite scenes in The One were the parallel ones of him performing two very different styles of Kung Fu. I must search out a class.

It would be fun to see some films that involve more Samurai stuff. I havn't even seen any Akira Kurasawa (that's the Seven Samurai Director incase my bad spelling has rendered the name incomprehensible). Apparantly Steven Segal is an Aikidoka but for me he holds about as much charm as watching a brick wall. Jet Li can kick your arse hard as anyone but he makes you love him as well (or is that just me and my hormones again!?)

I am finding it hard to stay here in the real world when there are so many alternate ones in my mind. Hong Kong cinema rules in a major way. Seven Swords has to make it over here!

My job is not under control and it has never been under control. I'm in trouble with my car, I've been single longer than is healthy for anyone.
/end self sympathy.

I just need to kick things into gear. A few late nights here at work I think! I should have more character, less fear of people and better forward planning skills by now...

I started Martial arts inorder to instill some sort of self discipline. Well unfortunately the old cliche "give me a boy until he's 7 and I'll give you the man" rings decidedly true. I started Aikido when I was twenty three, I've still got forever to go before I have the level of self-discipline I need to be able to function on a long term basis.
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#1 08-25-2005 03:24 AM
CatSienna Says:
Twilight Samurai is good but don't expect too many fighting sequences. It's quite a slow movie on the whole and although I enjoyed it I can imagine some might get impatient with the pace at points. Kurosawa's seven samurai is a must see. Great sequences, great pacing, good characterisation and altogether all round great movie.
 




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