Karen Fang's John Woo's A Better Tomorrow PDF

By Karen Fang

ISBN-10: 9622096522

ISBN-13: 9789622096523

This publication describes the various responses to the motion picture in Hong Kong and later in its reception world wide, which lead the way for the promoting of John Woo and Chow Yun-fat totheir present prominence in Hollywood.

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Intricacies of the plot give way to emotions and feelings. 3. Women play minor roles. 4. 17 A Better Tomorrow, of course, is filled with dialogue and moments illustrating these attributes, but perhaps the definitive example of Hong Kong heroism is the early scene, set in a nightclub, in which Mark waxes nostalgic over his long partnership with Ho. In the scene, which takes place the night before Ho and Shing leave for Taiwan, Mark tells the inexperienced Shing about how Ho once saved him from punishment when he accidentally insulted a crime boss.

Women play minor roles. 4. 17 A Better Tomorrow, of course, is filled with dialogue and moments illustrating these attributes, but perhaps the definitive example of Hong Kong heroism is the early scene, set in a nightclub, in which Mark waxes nostalgic over his long partnership with Ho. In the scene, which takes place the night before Ho and Shing leave for Taiwan, Mark tells the inexperienced Shing about how Ho once saved him from punishment when he accidentally insulted a crime boss.

At the 1987 Hong Kong Film Awards, the movie earned a Best Actor award for Chow Yun-fat — beating out fellow-nominee Ti Lung — as well as nominations in eight other categories, including Best Cinematography, Director, Film Editing, New Performer and Supporting Actor (both for Waise Lee), Screenplay, and Score. For some the event recalled the time, slightly more than a decade earlier, when the martial arts star Bruce Lee burst upon the local movie scene with the succession of record-breaking films that would immediately make him Hong Kong's biggest star.

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