Ten Thousand Bullets: The Cinematic Journey of John Woo

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Bantam Books of Canada Limited, Aug 1, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 269 pages
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Ten Thousand Bulletschronicles the work of the filmmaker Entertainment Weekly called "the most famous member of a generation of directors known for over-the-top action, wild comedy, and sensual melodrama," John Woo. Opening on his early life in the violent slums of Hong Kong, this book follows his first jobs in cinema with Cathay Studios and the Shaw Brothers, where he made the kung fu movieThe Young Dragons, which launched his career. His 1992 filmThe Killer--which Quentin Tarantino called "the coolest movie ever made"--was declared a masterpiece, overtaking Bruce Lee'sEnter the Dragonas the most successful Hong Kong film of all time. His recent work includesFace/Off, the production ofThe Replacement Killers, the upcoming sequel toMission Impossibleand the filmed-in-Canada TV series "John Woo's Once a Thief."

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Christopher Heard's first screenplay was optioned by a major Hollywood studio when he was only 21. He went on to work as a film critic on CBC Newsworld's "On the Arts," and currently co-hosts "Reel to Real," a syndicated movie review program.

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