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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: John Woo HollywoodNewsWire.net  ""Red Cliff" junket"  photo
Red Cliff
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Oct 15, 2009
John Woo – Red Cliff

Q1: This is not only your return to Hong Kong cinema, it's also your first movie without guns in a very long time. How did it feel to do action with old weapons?
JW: Even though I shot the film without guns, I still used two swords. If I used a lot of weapons, it all came from history. We've done a lot of research, studying the history, and then we designed all the weapons. This is a movie I've always wanted to make. I've wanted to make this movie for over 20 years. It has a very special meaning to me. I grew up with the story, and there are so many heroes that I admire, and all those heroes have given me a lot of inference. In the film, there was a young general, Zhao Yun, who had a very famous scene, where he's saving a little baby in the middle of battle. It was from history; he had become an icon, and I used it for Chow Yun-Fat in Hard Boiled, where he was saving a little baby in the middle of gunfire. Actually, it came from his idea.

Q2: At wha...

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