Yusen wu ( john woo ) september 1946 in guangzhou, china find this pin and more on film directors by lynne lowe john woo was born on may 1 he is a hong kong filmmaker, director, writer, and producer. The anniversary could have probably passed unremarked, but for the fact that the film was legendary action director john woo's first in the us, and the first hollywood studio film to ever be. John woo sbs (chinese: 吳宇森 born may 1, 1946) is a chinese-born hong kong film director, writer, and producer he is the owner of lion rock productions  he is considered a major influence on the action genre , known for his highly chaotic action sequences, mexican standoffs , and frequent use of slow motion. From john woo's studio films to john woo's independent films, this john woo filmography keeps tabs on all john woo movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top list movies include the killer, paycheck and many additional movies as well. Before john woo turned his attention exclusively to gangster films, he shot a number of kung fu movies this one was a tribute to his mentor, chang cheh, and was among the best of them his mortal enemy assaults kao pun during his wedding and although he manages to escape, his father dies during the attack.
John woo’s manhunt, an out of competition venice title, is a return to the director’s hard-boiled style of action and will screen in lff’s thrill section a contemporary remake of the 1976. John woo has to take a moment to consider his reasons for making manhunt, which premiered at the venice film festival in september “i just wanted to go back to basics,” he says “i got fed. Hard boiled (chinese: 辣手神探) is a 1992 hong kong action film written by barry wong and directed by john woo it stars chow yun-fat as inspector tequila yuen , tony leung chiu-wai as alan an undercover cop, and anthony wong as johnny wong, a leader of the criminal triads. John woo, one of hong kong’s most famous and respected action director, has long been a cult favourite in the united states john woo is a chinese film director known especially for the ballet-like violence in his movies.
Finally, woo could pay tribute to the film’s star, ken takakura, the actor who was a huge inspiration to the director of such action classics as the killer and hard boiled. Or will veteran directors of the action movie genre such as oscar-winner james cameron of “the terminator” fame, or john woo, the man behind the critically acclaimed “hard boiled” and the. Film 101 final study instead of being described as a distinct movie genre, animation can best be categorized separately from other types of films due to its unique: hong kong director john woo's carefully choreographed scenes of violent action were inspired by the violent films of _____. John woo, master of slow-motion gun fights featuring flocks of doves, and the director of the killer, face/off and more the mission (should you choose to accept it. John woo’s return to the genre that made his career isn’t so much of a comeback as it is watching one of our best action directors become unleashed this is a film of superlatives, where storylines and subplots pile on top of each other in the middle of action setpieces that astound in their absurdity.
Even though you may not have heard about him, he is widely considered to be the best contemporary director of action films working anywhere in this essay, i will show you an overview of john woo's career thus far, the impact and influence his films have had, and how he will come to be known as an auteur in the years to come. Filmmaker john woo is helming a new project: the sale of his longtime pacific palisades, ca, home, which has been listed for $75 million woo, who is best known for his action films face/off. Auto suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and down arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+down arrow) to review and enter to select. Born in southern china, john woo grew up in hong kong, where he began his film career as an assistant director in 1969, working for shaw brothers studios.
John woo yu-sen sbs (born 1 may 1946) is a hong kong film director, writer, and producer he is considered a major influence on the action genre, known for his highly chaotic action sequences, mexican standoffs, and frequent use of slow-motion. John woo's wiki: john woo sbs (ng yu-sum born 1 may 1946) is a chinese-born hong kong film director, writer, and producer he is the owner of lion rock productions he is considered a major influence on the action genre, known for his highly chaotic action sequen. Director su chao-pin and john woo bring the story to life with the stunning visuals, action, and music in a top-grade international production special features none.
Woo is a visually dynamic director but the surprisingly set-piece-free film doesn’t allow his indulgence in action to shine until a most agreeably macho final act, which peaks out with a cruise staple of gnarly motorcycle stunts. The best action movies in theaters, the best action movies on netflix, the best action movies everywhere director: john woo (face/off) why it’s great: any movie with a jet ski chase gets an. John woo the first asian producer in history to make a widespread, globally popular hollywood film, john woo is internationally respected for his depictions of extreme violence and edge-of-your-seat thrillers.