King Hu... Wow. Just wow.
-Remember the tension in the opening scene of Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)?
-Remember how tension escalated from an indoors conversation into a stylish outburts of tragic violence in the opening sequence of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)?
-Remember the basement scene in one of the best referential films of the decade, Inglourious Basterds (2009), where there was a non-stop, upwards sloping trend of tension until it culminated in an explosive aftermath?
This was Leone's legacy. But so it was Hu's.
King Hu, even if I must resort to the most childish pun regarding his name, is unquestionably the Taiwanese king of the wuxia genre. What an awesone name…