Journey to The West 2011

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Journey to The West 2011

Postby LastLegend » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:45 pm

NAMO AMITABHA
NAM MO A DI DA PHAT (VIETNAMESE)
NAMO AMITUOFO (CHINESE)

Bodhidharma [my translation]
―I come to the East to transmit this clear knowing mind without constructing any dharma―

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Re: Journey to The West 2011

Postby Indrajala » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:33 pm

Looks like an interesting take on the novel.

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Re: Journey to The West 2011

Postby kirtu » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:07 pm

:twothumbsup:

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
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Re: Journey to The West 2011

Postby dzoki » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:54 am

Cool, I loved the original series, it was my most favourite tv show when I was a kid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTI8OWr1 ... re=related

and this looks very similar costume-wise, I hope it will turn out great.

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Re: Journey to The West 2011

Postby Indrajala » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:00 am

I'd like to see a good British or Hollywood take on Journey to the West.

Chinese film companies often make these things look cheesy, childish and silly. If only someone could make a Journey to the West film with a Lord of the Rings type feel to it.

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Re: Journey to The West 2011

Postby dzoki » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:03 pm

Huseng wrote:I'd like to see a good British or Hollywood take on Journey to the West.

Chinese film companies often make these things look cheesy, childish and silly. If only someone could make a Journey to the West film with a Lord of the Rings type feel to it.


hehe, this is one of the things I loved about the original series, it was naive and cheesy, but also joyous, Holywood would make it pathetic plus when I watched American take on major European tales and myths such as ancient Greek myths (new clash of the titans, troya), nordic myths (beowulf) and celtic/british (various adaptations of King Arthur theme, Robin Hood) it was all total crap - because the filmmakers probably did not really read the original myths, but just some simplified versions and they wanted to make the original story better, which for people like me who love ancient myths comes out as a really distasteful atempt to make our cultural heritage into a cheap plastic article of business. But not only that, also real history, such as recently shot Ironclad (base upon the siege of Rochester in 1215 - which was made by British, man they even screwed their own history and made it into unbelieveably pathetic romance. I don´t know how new Monkey King will turn out, but I hope it preserves this kind of carefree and happy spirit of the original, I don´t think Holywood would do that, at leas most of Holywood producers.


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