Taking a quick break from American film this week, Alex and Jonathan head back to China and examine three landmark film of the wuxia genre: Dragon Inn (1967), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), House of Flying Daggers (2004). We talk about the traditions of wuxia, the poeticism of the genre, and the various uses of visual effects to aid the storytelling.
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Skip to: Dragon Inn (05:08), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (23:45), House of Flying Daggers (37:26), Overall (59:58), Coming Attractions (1:13:53)
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Next time on the podcast we look at the long and varied career of Ridley Scott: