Damian Lau and Bonnie Ngai in a still from Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979). Damian Lau and Bonnie Ngai in a still from Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979).
Damian Lau and Bonnie Ngai in a still from Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979).

What John Woo action classics A Better Tomorrow and The Killer owe to his lone wuxia film Last Hurrah for Chivalry

  • The martial arts scenes in Woo’s only wuxia film lack a defining style, but their length and the way they are staged show where the director’s talents lay
  • Its male bonding and notions of chivalry and brotherhood hark back to his mentor Chang Cheh’s work, but also hint at what is to come in A Better Tomorrow

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
Damian Lau and Bonnie Ngai in a still from Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979). Damian Lau and Bonnie Ngai in a still from Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979).
Damian Lau and Bonnie Ngai in a still from Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979).
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