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  • "Dim sum Western" is a kind of cinematic equivalent to Hong Kong's ubiquitous "soy sauce Western cuisine." Sparmberg took the revolutionary syncretism of 1960s Spaghetti Westerns -- think of anything by Sergio Leone -- and fused it with the stylized action sequences of 1980s Hong Kong movies.


    Although Korean, The Good, the Bad, the Weird is a lot like that. And I enjoyed that.
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    "Dim Sum you win and Dim Sum you lose"
  • Sybarite: "Dim sum Western" is a kind of cinematic equivalent to Hong Kong's ubiquitous "soy sauce Western cuisine." Sparmberg took the revolutionary syncretism of 1960s Spaghetti Westerns -- think of anything by Sergio Leone -- and fused it with the stylized action sequences of 1980s Hong Kong movies.


    Although Korean, The Good, the Bad, the Weird is a lot like that. And I enjoyed that.


    Loved that movie, the trailer made it look extremely fun and the movie didn't disappoint.

    Also recently checked out "Sukiyaki Western Django". Not as good as TGTBTW, but the action sequences a hell of a lot of fun.
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    I see both have already been mentioned.
  • There are already Hong Kong movies that are influenced by Westerns.

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    Have Sword, Will Travel.
  • Also inspired by westerns:

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  • Sparmberg had an idea: why not pay homage to the glory days of Hong Kong cinema by creating an entirely new genre?


    Good thing this white dude came along to give Asians the idea of making Western inspired films!!1!
  • A Thai Western, part homage and parody of Thai Westerns from the 60s and 70s

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  • Sybarite: "Dim sum Western" is a kind of cinematic equivalent to Hong Kong's ubiquitous "soy sauce Western cuisine." Sparmberg took the revolutionary syncretism of 1960s Spaghetti Westerns -- think of anything by Sergio Leone -- and fused it with the stylized action sequences of 1980s Hong Kong movies.


    Although Korean, The Good, the Bad, the Weird is a lot like that. And I enjoyed that.


    Loved it. If you can get it, also check out Wind Blast. I saw it on a flight back from Asia a few months ago. Even more of a "modern Western" but a very similar style. The translations are pretty amateur but it's still a fun movie.
  • So the "first look" doesn't include any pics?
  • So when will we get our first German schiesse p0rn western?
  • They had better be able to master the ole Squint Eastwood look.

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  • I have an extensive collection of Hong Kong films from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Then I lost interest. Truly a shame what happended to the film industry there.

    If you seek a semi-Western flavor I can highly recommend a mainland film from a few years ago called "A World Without Thieves." Takes place mainly on a train and if they had set the story in the Old West, it would not have made a bit of difference to the plot. Star Andy Lau, who the Chinese girls find dreamy.
  • Roughing The Snapper: They had better be able to master the ole Squint Eastwood look.


    See the good, the bad and the weird mentioned above - it delivers. Including the squinty looks....
  • Robert1966: Not impressed:


    Came to see if Tampopo was represented. Good job, sir.
  • meh, call me when they make a vegamite French New Wave or Thai-fusion Italian neo-realism
  • Mr. Cat Poop: Robert1966: Not impressed:

    Came to see if Tampopo was represented. Good job, sir.


    Same here. Glad to see that movie is known outside of my Asian Film Studies class I took in college.

    /needed one last elective.
    //did I ever tell you about my yam sausage recipe?
  • There's this movie, which shamelessly ripped off a classic American Western.

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  • Elzar: Roughing The Snapper: They had better be able to master the ole Squint Eastwood look.

    See the good, the bad and the weird mentioned above - it delivers. Including the squinty looks....


    ...One or both of you had better be joking. This is just far too obvious to have gone by on Fark.
  • Inaditch: There's this movie, which shamelessly ripped off a classic American Western.



    I know you're just trolling, but I want to slap your face anyways.
  • Inaditch: There's this movie, which shamelessly ripped off a classic American Western.


    6/10

    Simple, which is nice, but a bit too obvious.
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