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Blood and Snowflakes

House of the Flying Daggers was beautiful and inexplicable, as so many Chinese films are. It involved a great many frail layers of silk drifting over flawless skin, slow motion flying daggers splitting water droplets, bamboo forests, exquisite androgynous men and doomed love. It did not end well (they never do).

The music, of course, was haunting refrains in a minor key.

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a_d_medievalist
Mar. 5th, 2008 12:32 pm (UTC)
I really did like it, although some of the slow-mo camera shots were a little silly, I thought.
intertext
Mar. 6th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
I liked it a lot, too. And I think it was slightly more explicable than Hero, which I also liked. These movies are just to gorgeous to look at that you can forgive them quite a lot. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is still my favourite, though.
asakiyume
Mar. 5th, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
Everything about this post, from your title to the music, makes me want to see it. Onto my netflix list it goes.
intertext
Mar. 6th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
Oh, yes. I'm sure you'd like it!
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intertext
Mar. 6th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
I shall. It goes on my Zip list forthwith.
intertext
Mar. 6th, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
And investigation of "Legend of the Black Scorpion" reveals that it's an adaptation of "Hamlet"!!! English geek's wet dream! And there's a bamboo forest in it, too!.
lidocafe
Mar. 5th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
Love your title. Have you ever heard Elvis Costello's "Blood and Chocolate?"
intertext
Mar. 6th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
Yes! Actually, the title is descriptive of one scene in the movie. It IS really gorgeous.
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