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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Curse of the Golden Flower

Film #1 for me this year (and the first film ever of my 50 Film Challenge) was the visually stunning Curse of the Golden Flower.

If you're heading to see this one just be aware that it shares much in common with Hamlet than it does with kung-fu films like The Protector. Sure there are some fight scenes here, but the core of the movie is its sinister plot and its amazing cinematography.

Jamie Says: Worth Seeing
RIYL: Hamlet, Hero



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