Films I have recently watched:
Female Yakuza Tale starring Reiko Ike and directed by Tetsuo Ishii. Made in 1973, this film is described as a “landmark of Japanese pinky violence cinema.” I don’t know what this means and I will obviously have to look it up on wikipedia. I kept watching this film and wondering what I would make of it if I were a hot-blooded bloke. Maybe I would love it – it is full of naked woman having stuff inserted into their orifices and samurai violence. The final showdown is about 50 of the aforementioned ...Read more
Martial Arts Films I have recently watched: The Bride with White Hair 2 starring Brigitte Lin and directed by David Wu and Ronnie Yu. By a weird coincidence I watched this film in much the same conditions as I watched the Bride with
White Hair about a year ago – reeling under the impact of some bad news which means that I watched these films at 2 am in the morning, slightly drunk and feeling so upset that I felt sick. As a result both these films passed before me in a sort of a...Read more
Martial Arts Films I have recently watched:
Duel to the Death (1993) starring Tsui Siu Keung, Lau Chong Yan, Flora Cheung and directed by Ching Siu Tung. To be completely honest, I sometimes find Ching Siu Tung’s choreography to be a little over dominated by wire fu (I am ambivalent about wire fu) but in this movie I thought that there was a nice balance between when (and why) folks were flying through the air and when they fought with their feet on the ground. This story features star crossed lovers and a couple of beetling browed...Read more
My nephew Shane turned 18 last week. My online friend Nicholas V blogs every day on various interesting topics (being an academic he is an avid gatherer and disseminator of all kinds of knowledge and culture). Nicholas’ blog on Shane’s birthday – April 23rd – was about St George because April 23rd is apparently Saint George’s day. If you would like to read this interesting blog it can be found here – http://nicholasjv.blogspot.com/
I mention this blog because various adject...Read more
Martial Arts Films I have recently watched:
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The Water Margin (Shaw Brothers) (1972) directed by Chang Cheh, starring (among many, many, many others) David Chiang and Tung Li.
This is a historic epic conceived on a scale that would have made Cecil B De Mille squeal with envy. Talk about a cast of 1000s – the credits for this film honestly keeps popping up until half way through the film.
Random thoughts while watching the film:Read more
Hello - this is my first time on alive not dead. I am actually sitting in the state library in melbourne victoria australia killing time before my japanese class (nihongo sukoshi hanashimasu). I am a huge fan of asian cinema so i am hoping to learn a little more about some of the movies and the people who make them.
Nefertiti rides me
the hot skin
of my belly.
with my glue –
that high stink
tastes her sap
shot with salt
in the corners of my
I want to hold her
I want to lie still
but she’s not finished
her eyes are shut
her breath<...Read more
word thursday: subvertsubvert
I have chosen to blog about the word subvert today. I am brushing off an old performance piece called The Spencer Spanking Plan. With this piece I am taking an already existing manifesto and subverting it by delivering it through the mouthpiece of a character I play strictly for laughs.
The following info has been cut and pasted from the Merriam - Webster website:
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I bought some Rosemary to grow in a pot beside my door. I did this on the advice of my sister who told me that Rosemary growing beside the door keeps the fairies away.
Recently I have been sleep walking. I will 'come to' into full wakefulness in the middle of the night and realise that I am walking about my flat looking for something or someone. A few nights ago I surfaced into full conciousness and realised that I was standing at my open front door and inviting some figment of my imagination inside. Thank God I don't sleep naked...Read more
The song of songs, which is Solomon's. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.
Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we wil...Read more
I am quite addicted to martial arts movies, which is odd when you consider that I hate violence. But when I declaim my love for these films my offline friends s