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Off topic: 我们一定要拿下赤壁, 攻下柴桑 - 曹操 John Woo's part 1 of Red Cliff
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Jun 29, 2008

Dear Prozians,

The first part of John Woo's two-part historical epic drama Red Cliff, about the events revolving around the famous Chibi Campaign in 208 AD, is scheduled to be released in China in mid July. Are you going to watch it?
Ever since my childhood I have been fascinated by THREE KINGDOMS. I'm eagerly waiting for the release of the movie adapted from this historical novel.
Much to my relief, the director of the movie is John Woo. I believe he can combine the essence of Chinese classical novel and Western film making skills.
One thing particularly interests me is that there are two Japanese actors in the movie: 金城武(half Japanese and half Chinese) playing Zhu Geliang, and 中村狮童playing Gan Xin (who's Gan Xin anyway?).

Hong Kong version of Red cliff trailer
http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbx9oPfFNFs

Clips from the TV episodes Three Kingdoms:
http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=dnQZtnZ9yzc&feature=related

Red cliff trailer with English subtitles

http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/PvP0G6EtGn0/

Red Cliff poster:

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some words out of the topic Jun 30, 2008

In adulthood like me now, I prefer reading historical essays like Shi Ji (historical records written by Sima Qian ) to the novel The Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Seeing this change in taste, I should accept the fact that I have gone far away from childhood.

When I was as young as a little goat jumping and running on the grassland, my favor is to read cartoon series of the book under the tree. It's a good memory that had been gone by forever.

Laying shame on Chinese culture, I, a native grown up in this environment, have never read through the classic novel indeed.

Maybe when I feel free in late life, this expectation will come true.


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The cast of RED CLIFF (Posters copied from http://www.monkeypeaches.com/battleofredcliff.html ) Jul 1, 2008

Are they the ideal actors in your mind? Last year, I heard Chou Yun Fat is going to play Zhou Yu, but later he quit. ...Sign!
Out of five stars I would give 4 to Zhang Fengyi and Liang Chaowei, 3.5 for Lin Zhiling; the rest of the cast are fresh faces to me. As for Jin Chenwu, without fake beard, it seems he's just a kid, how could he play Zhu Geliang? What do you think about them?








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Mingfu, we don't have to read through the three volume novel in one seat Jul 1, 2008

Here's a John Woo movie, just enjoy it if you want to relax from translation work.
Frankly speaking, I didn't read through the whole novel either. I always pick up the thread of most interesting part, skipping over boring sections.

Enjoy this RED CLIFF 9 Minute Promo Reel:

http://video.sina.com.cn/ent/m/c/2008-05-22/071616114.shtml

Mingfu Qi wrote:

Laying shame on Chinese culture, I, a native grown up in this environment, have never read through the classic novel indeed.

Maybe when I feel free in late life, this expectation will come true.



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