Directors DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of YIMOU ZHANG

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    DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of YIMOU ZHANG

    Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.

    YIMOU ZHANG

    The Love of the Hawthorn Tree (2010)

    A Simple Noodle Story (2009)

    To Each His Own Cinema (2007) (segment "En Regardant le Film")

    Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
    Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)
    House of Flying Daggers (2004)
    Hero (2002)
    Happy Times (2001)
    Not One Less (1999)
    The Road Home (1999)
    Keep Cool (1997)
    Lumière and Company (1996)
    Shanghai Triad (1995)
    To Live (1994)
    The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)
    Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
    Ju Dou (1990)
    Codename Cougar (1989)
    Red Sorghum (1987)
     
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    YIMOU ZHANG (1951 - )


    The Love of the Hawthorn Tree (2010)

    A Simple Noodle Story (2009)

    To Each His Own Cinema (2007) (segment "En Regardant le Film") [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    House of Flying Daggers (2004) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hero (2002)
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    Happy Times (2001)
    Not One Less (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Road Home (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Keep Cool (1997)
    Lumière and Company (1995) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Shanghai Triad (1995) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    To Live (1994) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Story of Qiu Ju (1992) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Raise the Red Lantern (1991) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Ju Dou (1990) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Codename Cougar (1989)
    Red Sorghum (1987) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


     
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    House of Flying Daggers (2004) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hero (2002)
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    1)Hero
    2)House of Flying Daggers
     
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    YIMOU ZHANG

    Seen: 0
    Like: 0
    Own: 0

    I do have a number of Zhang films on my to see list:

    Hero (2002)
    Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
    Ju Dou (1990)
    Red Sorghum (1987)

    Unforunately, at the moment I have no opinion about him one way or another.
     
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    Curse of the Golden Flower ***
    Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005) ***[​IMG]
    House of Flying Daggers (2004) ***[​IMG]
    Hero (2002) ***[​IMG]
    Happy Times (2001) ***
    Not One Less (1999) ***
    The Road Home (1999) ***

    Keep Cool (1997)
    Lumière and Company (1996) N/A (don't remember it that well)
    Shanghai Triad (1995) ***
    To Live (1994) ***
    The Story of Qiu Ju (1992) ***
    Raise the Red Lantern (1991) ****
    Ju Dou (1990) ***[​IMG]

    Codename Cougar (1989)
    Red Sorghum (1987) ***[​IMG]


    Bolded films I've seen.
     
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    Yimou is not a director I think about often, but I love several of his films. Good choice Jim!

    *1. To Live - A (Beautiful and powerfully moving)
    2. Raise The Red Lantern - A (ditto)
    3. Not One Less - A (It's getting a little dusty in here)
    4. Ju-Dou - A
    5. Riding Alone For Thousands of Miles - A-
    6. The Story Of Qiu Ju - B+
    7. Curse of the Golden Flower - B+
    8. Hero - B+
    9. House Of Flying Daggers - B
    10. Happy Times - B
    11. Shanghai Triad - B-
    12. The Road Home - C+


    13. A Woman, A Gun, and a Noodle Shop - C+

    Own: 1

    Would love to see Red Sorghum
     
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    Kirk Tsai Screenwriter

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    Ranking:

    1. Hero
    2. Ju Do
    3. Raise the Red Lantern
    4. To Live
    5. Red Sorghum (need to rewatch, memory is based on 6 years ago)
    6. The Road Home
    7. Shanghai Triad
    8. House of Flying Daggers
    9. Not One Less
    10. Curse of the Golden Flower
     
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    Rated from (Own the VHS)

    Seen 17
    Own 10
     
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    House of Flying Daggers (2004) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Hero (2002) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Shanghai Triad (1995) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Raise the Red Lantern (1991) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Ju Dou (1990)[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Hero (2002) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    To Live (1994) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    1. Hero
    2. House of Flying Daggers
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    3. Happy Times
    4. Not One Less
     
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    Red Sorghum [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    To Live [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hero [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    House of Flying Daggers [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
    Red Sorghum (1987)
    Ju Dou (1990)
    The Road Home (1999)
    To Live (1994)
    Shanghai Triad (1995)
    The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)
    Not One Less (1999)
    Happy Times (2001)
    House of Flying Daggers (2004)

    Seen the above, in general order of preference. "Raise the Red Lantern" is far and above the best, though.
     
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    Riding Alone For Thousands of Miles ***1/2
     
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    Not One Less *** out of ****
     
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    Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) - 6/10
    Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005) - 8/10
    House of Flying Daggers (2004) - 7/10
    Hero (2002) - 6/10
    Not One Less (1999) - 9/10
    The Road Home (1999) - 6/10
    To Live (1994) - 7/10
    The Story of Qiu Ju (1992) - 10/10
    Raise the Red Lantern (1991) - 8/10
    Red Sorghum (1987) - 6/10


    A few disappointments, but his work is usually beautiful and touching.
     

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