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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Echo Game


Drumming, Dancing and pure exhilarating cinema. The Echo Dance from Zhang Yimou's House of Flying Daggers is a delight to watch.

Zhang Yimou's House of Flying Daggers bursts with energy in nearly every frame, inviting the type of hyperbole usually associated with Hollywood ad blurbs: "Pulse-pounding!," "Breathtaking!," "Heart-stopping!"

Yet the brilliant imagery lives up to such over-the-top language, accurately describing the visceral nature of this visually stimulating work. Scenes like the colorful "echo game" exist solely to amaze our senses....


  1. I am a student of Tai Chi. One of the ancient Chinese martial arts. I love the culture. lol. David

  2. Really? Nice to know that :-)
    Tai Chi is a soft style martial
    art that applies internal power.
    We use this as a form of exercise-
    mostly I do the basic slow movements,
    the pushing hands, the proper postures-
    very beneficial for good circulation,
    muscle relaxation, stress relief, etc..