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!