Communists Curse Zhang Yimou’s Sex and Violence – Reuters

From Reuters via scotsman.com:

China’s top Communist Party training academy has slammed Oscar-nominated director Zhang Yimou‘s latest film “Curse of the Golden Flower” as the latest in a line of bloodthirsty blockbusters smearing modern Chinese cinema.

A commentary in the “Study Times”, the Chinese Communist Party School’s official mouthpiece, complained that Chinese directors were deluding themselves that big-budget violent would lead to Academy Awards.

“Fine art is not built on money. Good movies are not based on banquets of glitzy scenes and effects, and less so when violence and sex are involved,” the editorial said.[Full Text]

February 8, 2007, 8:50 AM
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