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Wong Kar Wai: ‘Grandmaster’ Is Not Chop Suey

14 August 2013 8:21 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“I love martial arts films,” professed Harvey Weinstein Aug. 13 in his intro to the screening of “The Grandmaster” at Gotham’s Regal E-Walk, the 10th film by prolific director Wong Kar Wai about kung fu grandmaster Ip Man. “I know I’m supposed to lead this fabulous life, but I’d rather watch “Touch of Zen” for three hours than do most events.”

Wong said to the aud: “For a lot of people, kung fu film is like chop suey. This is not chop suey.”

He also informed the crowd that all of the special f/x were done by the actors.

“We tried to be authentic. Kar is a perfectionist. We started practicing one and a half years before shooting, and I think it’s quite difficult for someone like me who learned kung fu at the age of 47,” said Tony Leung. “I broke my arms twice and I had several injuries, »

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