Ten Thousand Bullets: The Cinematic Journey of John Woo

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Doubleday Canada, 1999 - Performing Arts - 269 pages
"Ten Thousand Bullets chronicles 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 movie "The Young Dragons, which launched his career.
His 1992 film "The Killer--which Quentin Tarantino called "the coolest movie ever made"--was declared a masterpiece, overtaking Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon as the most successful Hong Kong film of all time. His recent work includes "Face/Off, the production of "The Replacement Killers, the upcoming sequel to "Mission Impossible and the filmed-in-Canada TV series "John Woo's Once a Thief."

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John Woo’s Hong Kong films, especially The Killer, and his last Chinese movie, titled in America, Hard Boiled, are among the greatest foreign action films ever made. Often lost in the controversy over ... Read full review


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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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