Even though Zhang Yimou had already done Shanghai Triad when he dipped into wuxia for Hero and House of Flying Daggers, it’s still a strange thing to hear that he’s engaged in popular moviemaking. The Zahang Yimou of To Live and Raise the Red Lantern is still the director I think of when I hear his name.
Now Yimou is making a picture called Amazing Tales — Three Guns, which sounds like he’s exhuming pulp affectations he might have had as a kid. (Or thinking about the triple-breasted whores of Eroticon 6.) The film will have two distinct parts, says Variety, one being a suspense thriller and the other a comedy. That’s all we’ve got right now. In fact, I’m even assuming that this is a period film, but that’s what ‘Amazing Tales’ says to me.
When filming “I Love Lucy” producers used tactics to make Ethel, Lucy’s foil, uglier on screen than she was in real life. This was done to put the focus on Lucy. A similar tactic seems to have been used in 2020’s Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, by not giving any of the supporting actresses … Continue reading — By Sushi-X