House Of Flying Daggers Contextualised

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  1. Synopsis

  2. When and where do the events in the film take place?

  3. What was the Tang Dynasty?

  4. Why were the rulers deemed corrupt? And why were the rebel armies fighting against them?

  5. What are the key differences between the Flying Daggers and the Tang Dynasty?

  6. Briefly, what was the Cultural Revolution? When and how did it start and end?

  7. How did the Cultural Revolution affect filmmaking in China, and what group of filmmakers emerged as a result of this?

  8. What particular style of filmmaking does this employ? What are the key characteristics of this genre?

  9. What were/are two of the main cultural influences on Chinese filmmakers?

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