Another Shaw Production

Another Shaw Production

How much of an influence Japanese cinema had on Shaw Brothers directors? The clear answer is to be found in this incredible must-read article, which offers visual examples. It allows us to really see & understand some not-that-obvious ideas, the way HK directors learned to take advantage of the widescreen – narratively speaking.

Take the pic title here, a shot from The One-Armed Swordsman, did you notice that “fighters are configured in various degrees of depth“. At first, I didn’t.

And now all I want is to rediscover the(se) film(s)! Hope you enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Another Shaw Production”

  1. Yeah, I really enjoyed the reading, it made me realized lots of interesting small details. Glad to know you like it too, it was worth sharing with others after all!

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