Ti Lung in a still from The Delightful Forest (1972), one of three movie adaptations from influential 14th century martial arts novel The Water Margin filmed by Hong Kong wuxia director Chang Cheh.
Ti Lung in a still from The Delightful Forest (1972), one of three movie adaptations from influential 14th century martial arts novel The Water Margin filmed by Hong Kong wuxia director Chang Cheh.

What martial arts storytelling owes to The Water Margin, wuxia novel from 14th century adapted for Japanese TV and by Chang Cheh for cinema, and how its themes and style still resonate

  • The Water Margin tells the stories of 108 outlaws who rebel against corrupt officials during China’s Song dynasty and has been adapted for film and television
  • Its theme of the righteous fighting for justice, the way it sketches characters and their mannerisms have served as prototypes for writers and directors

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
Ti Lung in a still from The Delightful Forest (1972), one of three movie adaptations from influential 14th century martial arts novel The Water Margin filmed by Hong Kong wuxia director Chang Cheh.
Ti Lung in a still from The Delightful Forest (1972), one of three movie adaptations from influential 14th century martial arts novel The Water Margin filmed by Hong Kong wuxia director Chang Cheh.
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