Ten Thousand Bullets: The Cinematic Journey of John Woo
Bantam Books of Canada Limited, Aug 1, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 269 pages
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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