Trailer For Upcoming Documentary TARANTINO: THE DISCIPLE OF HONG KONG

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Trailer For Upcoming Documentary TARANTINO: THE DISCIPLE OF HONG KONG

The influence Hong Kong cinema has had on Quentin Tarantino has never been a secret. Kill Bill made the director's love affair explicit but observant fans had long since recognized the influence of Ringo Lam's City On Fire on Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and there have been numerous other nods to films of the region in Tarantino's work.

And now a French directorial duo who refer to themselves simply as Jac & Johan are tackling Tarantino's relationship with the region head on with a produced-for-French-TV documentary titled simply Tarantino: The Disciple Of Hong Kong.

Occasional ScreenAnarchy contributor Frederic Ambroisine worked as an associate producer on this, helping the directors line up and impressive array of interviews on the subject, talking to stars like Simon Yam and Gordon Liu, scholars such as David Bordwell, Hong Kong International Film Festival director Roger Garcia and - in a major coup - City On Fire director Ringo Lam himself, with Lam giving his first on camera interview in ten years for the film.

Due to air in France in just a couple weeks we've got the first trailer for the film below and it's a high energy affair sure to appeal to fans of Mark Hartley's work.
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CuttermaranMay 25, 2011 3:16 AM

That's a cool trailer, but why is QT a Disciple of Hongkong?
I think this title belongs more to Roger Avery- writing Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. QT is "borrowing" his stuff from all the world (except Bollywood maybe) and obviosly more from japanese cinema.

hiroaki.jMay 25, 2011 9:46 AM

Tarantino co-wrote those. Also, it wouldn't be Avary's choice to use exact shots lifted from Ringo Lam's movie.

Probably most importantly, QT's name puts more asses in seats than Avary.

CuttermaranMay 25, 2011 3:19 PM


YadiraMay 25, 2011 11:00 PM

well... He might have been named A Disciple, because he studied so much all the japanese martial art movies for years before doing his owns...Like I remember he really loves all the "Shaolin´s temple sagas " he knows everysingle kung fu movement and simply made his own movies, using what he likes the best.