Monday, August 02, 2010

Kim Ji-woon: The Good, the Bad, the Weird

"The good fellow and the bad fellow, the fellow who is strange." That's the literal machine translation for Kim Ji-woon's wild and woolly 좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈 / The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008), based on a certain Sergio Leone 60s classic with similar name. The premise: basically the same as in the Leone version, only set in Manchuria during the 1930s, with Japanese forces on the take and everyone else in the region reeling, fleeing or plundering. Love the idea -- fantastic! I'll be checking it out later this month.

Today's Rune: Breakthrough.


the walking man said...

Erik...Who the hell do yoou have for a contact in fildom where you find all of these out from nowhere pieces?

Charles Gramlich said...

oooh, I'll have to check that out. Sounds like I might enjoy.

Lana Gramlich said...

Sounds amusing, to be sure!