John Woo: Interviews (Conversations With Filmmakers Series)
John WooISBN: 1578067766;
Book DescriptionDirector John Woo (b. 1946) re-invented the modern action movie and helped open the door for Asian filmmakers to the Western world. His hyper-violent, highly choreographed style made him a box office powerhouse, a respected auteur and a revered figure among fellow directors. First discovered by Western audiences through his Hong Kong films The Killer and Hard Boiled, Woo introduced the world to a new brand of psychologically, frenzied action film. After coming to the United States inthe early 1990s, Woo produced a trilogy of hard-charging action films---Broken Arrow, Face/Off and Mission: Impossible II---that were both popular and critically acclaimed. But Woo's signature bullet ballets, his kinetic, blood-spattered action sequences, represent a dichotomy in the director?s philosophy. John Woo: Interviews reveals a peace-loving, devoutly religious man at odds with his reputation as the master of cinematic violence. Unprecedented access to the director...
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