History Creator / JohnWoo

21st Mar '18 4:02:55 AM Dravencour
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Woo left Hollywood and returned to Chinese cinema in 2008 by directing ''Film/RedCliff'', a big budget two-part film inspired by a famous battle in ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', and the {{wuxia}} movies ''Reign of Assassins'' and the two-part movie ''The Crossing''. He has recently returned to the genre that made him famous with ''Manhunt''.

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Woo left Hollywood and returned to Chinese cinema in 2008 by directing ''Film/RedCliff'', a big budget two-part film inspired by a famous battle in ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', and the {{wuxia}} movies ''Reign of Assassins'' and the two-part movie ''The Crossing''. He has recently returned to the genre that made him famous with 2017's ''Manhunt''.
21st Feb '18 12:36:39 PM Dravencour
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Woo left Hollywood and returned to Chinese cinema in 2008 by directing ''Film/RedCliff'', a big budget two-part film inspired by a famous battle in ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', and the {{wuxia}} movies ''Reign of Assassins'' and the two-part movie ''The Crossing''. He has recently returned to the genre that made him famous with the 2017 ''Manhunt''.

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Woo left Hollywood and returned to Chinese cinema in 2008 by directing ''Film/RedCliff'', a big budget two-part film inspired by a famous battle in ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', and the {{wuxia}} movies ''Reign of Assassins'' and the two-part movie ''The Crossing''. He has recently returned to the genre that made him famous with the 2017 ''Manhunt''.
21st Feb '18 12:18:34 PM Dravencour
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* MexicanStandoff: His films frequently have the two-person point-blank variant, to the point where it is sometimes referred to as the "John Woo Standoff". In fact, this trope was deeply associated with him before it became associated Creator/QuentinTarantino, who's usage of them was largely in reference to Woo.

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* MexicanStandoff: His films frequently have the two-person point-blank variant, to the point where it is sometimes referred to as the "John Woo Standoff". In fact, this trope was deeply associated with him before it became associated with Creator/QuentinTarantino, who's usage of them was largely in reference to Woo.
21st Feb '18 12:17:38 PM Dravencour
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Woo left Hollywood and returned to Chinese cinema in 2008 by directing ''Film/RedCliff'', a big budget two-part film inspired by a famous battle in ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', and the {{wuxia}} movies ''Film/ReignOfAssassins'' and ''Film/TheCrossing''. He has recently returned to the genre that made him famous with the 2017 ''Film/Manhunt''.

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Woo left Hollywood and returned to Chinese cinema in 2008 by directing ''Film/RedCliff'', a big budget two-part film inspired by a famous battle in ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', and the {{wuxia}} movies ''Film/ReignOfAssassins'' ''Reign of Assassins'' and ''Film/TheCrossing''. the two-part movie ''The Crossing''. He has recently returned to the genre that made him famous with the 2017 ''Film/Manhunt''.
''Manhunt''.
21st Feb '18 12:16:34 PM Dravencour
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Woo left Hollywood and returned to Chinese cinema in 2008 by directing ''Film/RedCliff'', a big budget two-part film inspired by a famous battle in ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''.

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Woo left Hollywood and returned to Chinese cinema in 2008 by directing ''Film/RedCliff'', a big budget two-part film inspired by a famous battle in ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''.
''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', and the {{wuxia}} movies ''Film/ReignOfAssassins'' and ''Film/TheCrossing''. He has recently returned to the genre that made him famous with the 2017 ''Film/Manhunt''.
16th Jan '18 7:55:11 AM costanton11
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* CreatorBacklash: He disowned ''A Better Tomorrow II'' due to the ExecutiveMeddling denying him final cut. With the exception of the climactic gun battle.


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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: In real life, Woo is a Christian Pacifist who claims to never have fired a gun once.
23rd Dec '17 9:22:07 AM mrnickname
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4th Nov '17 7:26:26 AM dlchen145
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Wu Yu-Seng, better known as John Woo (1946) is probably ''the'' best known ([[ImportFilter to Western audiences]]) Hong Kong director. Drawing inspiration from movie greats like Creator/SergioLeone, Creator/SamPeckinpah, Creator/AkiraKurosawa, and Shaw Brothers legend Chang Cheh, Woo is powerfully associated with the HeroicBloodshed genre and its most visually appealing tropes: GunsAkimbo, the MexicanStandoff, BloodstainedGlassWindows, and DisturbedDoves. Especially those doves.

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Wu Yu-Seng, Ng Yu-Sum, better known as John Woo (1946) (born 1 May 1946) is probably ''the'' best known ([[ImportFilter to Western audiences]]) Hong Kong director. Drawing inspiration from movie greats like Creator/SergioLeone, Creator/SamPeckinpah, Creator/AkiraKurosawa, and Shaw Brothers legend Chang Cheh, Woo is powerfully associated with the HeroicBloodshed genre and its most visually appealing tropes: GunsAkimbo, the MexicanStandoff, BloodstainedGlassWindows, and DisturbedDoves. Especially those doves.
27th May '17 12:03:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/HeroesShedNoTears'' (1986) - John Woo's very first gunplay movie, made before ''Film/ABetterTomorrow'', but released after that movie became a hit in Hong Kong. Starring Eddy Ko Hung, Lam Ching Ying, Lai Chan Shang and Kuo Sheng, this movie is a low budget VietnamWar movie reminiscent of ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' which marks the beginnings of the gunplay styles that would soon become John Woo's trademark. Woo would later improve upon the themes of this movie in his Vietnam epic ''Bullet in the Head''.

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* ''Film/HeroesShedNoTears'' (1986) - John Woo's very first gunplay movie, made before ''Film/ABetterTomorrow'', but released after that movie became a hit in Hong Kong. Starring Eddy Ko Hung, Lam Ching Ying, Lai Chan Shang and Kuo Sheng, this movie is a low budget VietnamWar movie about UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, reminiscent of ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' which marks the beginnings of the gunplay styles that would soon become John Woo's trademark. Woo would later improve upon the themes of this movie in his Vietnam epic ''Bullet in the Head''.



* ''Film/BulletInTheHead'' (1990) - Woo's grimmest and most emotionally devastating flick yet, this movie combines the trademark John Woo gangland action with the horrors of [[TheVietnamWar Vietnam]], and showcases the destructive power of GoldFever on the HeroicBloodshed [[BloodBrothers bond of brotherhood]] between three would-be gangsters who try to strike it rich in the Nam while the war is in full swing.

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* ''Film/BulletInTheHead'' (1990) - Woo's grimmest and most emotionally devastating flick yet, this movie combines the trademark John Woo gangland action with the horrors of [[TheVietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]], and showcases the destructive power of GoldFever on the HeroicBloodshed [[BloodBrothers bond of brotherhood]] between three would-be gangsters who try to strike it rich in the Nam while the war is in full swing.
18th Mar '17 5:43:55 PM MrKosta
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Probably ''the'' best known ([[ImportFilter to Western audiences]]) Hong Kong director. Drawing inspiration from movie greats like Creator/SergioLeone, Creator/SamPeckinpah, Creator/AkiraKurosawa, and Shaw Brothers legend Chang Cheh, Woo is powerfully associated with the HeroicBloodshed genre and its most visually appealing tropes: GunsAkimbo, the MexicanStandoff, BloodstainedGlassWindows, and DisturbedDoves. Especially those doves.

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Probably Wu Yu-Seng, better known as John Woo (1946) is probably ''the'' best known ([[ImportFilter to Western audiences]]) Hong Kong director. Drawing inspiration from movie greats like Creator/SergioLeone, Creator/SamPeckinpah, Creator/AkiraKurosawa, and Shaw Brothers legend Chang Cheh, Woo is powerfully associated with the HeroicBloodshed genre and its most visually appealing tropes: GunsAkimbo, the MexicanStandoff, BloodstainedGlassWindows, and DisturbedDoves. Especially those doves.
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