Putu the Cat

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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Ni Hao Ma Mr Tarentino

And that is all the Mandarin Putu knows, if that is Mandarin at all. It seems that the next time Putu wants to kill Bill, it will have to be in Mandarin. The maverick director Quentin Tarantino has announced that the next movie he's making will be entirely in Mandarin. Apparently he's planning to make two versions of the movie, one with English subtitles, and the other badly dubbed into English as a tribute to the original 'chopsucky' movies. According to Tarantino: “My next movie is gonna be another kung fu film that’s gonna blow your asses off. "

And in movie related news, controversial Dutch director, Theo Van Gogh was assassinated in the early hours of the morning yesterday. His movie about a Somalian Muslim refugee, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who is a member of the Dutch Parliament and calls herself an 'ex Muslim'. The movie, titled Submission, is a semi-autobiographical account of her life after she was forced into an arranged marriage, raped and brutalized. Ali, a right wing politician, has openly denounced the Islamic faith and called on Dutch Muslims to integrate more fully into society. Of course, what is truly troubling is that now both Muslim fundamentalists and Muslim haters are going to rejoice at this episode.


Blogger Jabberwock said...

Hate to admit it, but I’m getting a tad annoyed with Quentin T’s self-indulgence. Even the Kill Bill films, much as I enjoyed them, occasionally went overboard with references to obscure 1960s cult movies (many of which no one but Tarantino himself has even seen). Surely in just a little over 100 years cinema hasn’t already reached a point of such saturation that it has to thrive on cross-referencing earlier works. Too many ‘clever’ post-post-post-modern directors are doing this sort of thing now...rant rant fume...

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