June 10th, 2003

dd2guy

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Saw a glimpse of Hero at NOVA yesterday. It was the scene where Jet Li and Maggie Cheung block thousands of arrows. I think they were using it as part of a demonstration for some home theater system. The surround sound was pretty nice: if you sat in the right spot, you could hear the arrows flying all around you...in front, behind, to the sides. Kind of scary, actually.

Got me thinking, though...Can't believe it took me this long, but I just noticed how very Hero is, and not just in its plot, setting, and themes. Zhang Yimou as director...Jet Li, Maggie Cheung, and Zhang Zi-yi in lead roles...Tan Dun and Yo Yo Ma doing the soundtrack...Man, this movie has more stars than Tommy Franks.

No wonder it came out so incredibly, overwhelmingly Chinese.

I wanna see it again...

[edit] Just learned that Miramax is releasing Hero in America this winter. I can understand why they took their time...it's an incredibly beautiful movie, yes, and one that a lot of Americans would enjoy, but it's so...unAmerican. Frankly, I'm surprised they released it at all. Guess you could call this a triumph of art over politics.

[second edit] Does anyone have an mp3 of the song "Hero: Overture" from the soundtrack? (It's not the theme song by Faye Wong.) Everybody and their mother has a song with the word "hero" in it, so I can't find it in Kazaa.
  • Current Music
    TAN DUN - FAREWELL HERO
dd2guy

cathartic overload!!

YAAAAAAAAAARGH! TOO MUCH CLOSURE! TOO MUCH CLOSURE!

Actually it was pretty nice, and I'm glad I let it all out, but I feel a little overwhelmed. Too much unexpectedness at once after so much inertia.

It's nothing. I just need a little sleep.

Also: Unless you are very fit, do not walk ten kilometers and then go to Tae Kwan Do. You'll be fine for a while, but after three or four hours of no exercise, your legs will MUTINY.
Also also: Don't order the Spaghetti Diavara at Tiramisu (the Italian restaurant next to the Mexican restaurant) unless you have a high tolerance for spiciness. My parents tried some and it almost blew them to smithereens. (The waiter looked so worried. Poor guy.)
  • Current Mood
    exhausted exhausted
dd2guy

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