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Bullet in the Head If one of the central tenants of postmodernism is the “hip” style – then there is no doubt that John Woo’s 1990 film Bullet in the Head was made with that style in mind. Its extreme violence and surprising plot twists may have mellowed Woo down when he made films like MI:2, however Bullet stands a powerful film. Comparisons to the film we watched in class, Peking Opera Blues are interesting, in that both films are immensely entertaining (to me, at least), and yet both are so very different. Yet both share similarities that are very telling of Hong Kong style. While Peking Opera Blues was a comedy set against the backdrop of a war, and yet the war itself seems to serve as one giant MacGuffin; keeping the plot going throughout the course of the film, but the characters personal struggles are what truly makes the film. Peking Opera Blues dealt with rebellion against one’s father (and, in turn, the entire country), while Bullet in the Head dealt with how the Vietnam war affected the lives of three friends who use it to escape a gang in Hong Kong. The tense
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