I honestly would advise just doing a Google image search and checking out the beautiful art direction, rather than watching the movie.castlewise said:OT: I liked House of Flying Daggers and Hero. I should give Golden Flower a try.
That's ALWAYS good advice regardless of the language, genre, or particular movie.LordBojangles said:I loved Curse of the Golden Flower, but I recommend the subtitled version; my friend tried to watch the English dub and couldn't finish it.
You wanna really freak out, read the original stuff. I didn't until years after loving this movie. The original stuff sounds a lot like the fantasys of a guy from the period and telling of the mores of the time. Example: Unlike the chaste love of Gwenivere and Lancelot in modern telling, Gwen was his woman in the original, and she would happily have him kill anyone that might expose their affair. As far as I can tell, it was understood the Queen screwed around, but it was to be kept discrete.anian said:Oh, and Excalibur, damn it I have loved that film since I was a kid, back then it freaked me the hell out, but now it's a brilliant imagining of the Merlin legend that has all the blood, shining armours, hallucinations and magic and of course with that point of the Merlin legend - no magic can ever save people from their own corruption and greed.