Ten Thousand Bullets: The Cinematic Journey of John Woo


Heard, Christopher



Ten Thousand Bullets: The Cinematic Journey of John Woo opens on the early life of the now legendary director in the violent slums of Hong Kong. It follows him to his first jobs in cinema – apprenticeships with Hong Kong-based Cathay Studios and later with Shaw Brothers, where he made The Young Dragons, the kung-fu movie that launched his career as a director. In time Woo became one of Hong Kong’s leading filmmakers, directing Hard Boiled and A Better Tomorrow, Parts I and II. In 1992, his film The Killer – which Quentin Tarantino called the coolest movie ever made – was declared a masterpiece, at the time overtaking Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon as the most successful Hong Kong film ever made.. In 1993, Woo made the leap to Hollywood. Tapping the knowledge he gained while making films in Hong Kong, Woo directed a number of Hollywood action thrillers, including Hard Target, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Face/Off, starring Nicholas Cage and John Travolta.. With input from stars who have worked with John Woo and Hollywood insiders who marvel at his talent, Ten Thousand Bullets – complete with a filmography and a rare English-language interview with Chow Yun-Fat, Asian superstar and Hollywood rising star – is the only book to examine the career of John Woo, a filmmaker whose directorial signatures are earning him scores of new fans in North America and making a resonating impact on a new generation of filmmakers.,Filmmakers – General & Miscellaneous – Biography


Publisher: Lone Eagle Publishing Company
Date_published: 1999
Language: en
Pages: 288
ISBN-10: 158065021X
ISBN-13: 9781580650212
Dimensions: Height: 9.02 Inches, Length: 6.04 Inches, Weight: 1.0251495183 Pounds, Width: 0.73 Inches
Binding: Paperback

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