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You have new Picture Mail!, originally uploaded by delascabezas.

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timaeusdaspirge
Apr. 17th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
Re: some thing change, some stay the same
rockin'! i'll take it a step further - when lo pan was cursed in 300bc (or wtf it was) china was almost entirely insular and ignorant of the outside world, yesno? so when lo pan was ordered to find a girl with green eyes, it was roughly equivalent to being told he'd be uncursed when pigs fly.
the other side is that the emperor who cursed him knew he'd be making lo pan somebody else's problem by making the solution to his curse something that could only be found on the other side of the world. not sure which way i lean there...
delascabezas
Apr. 17th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
problem
assuming that ancient chinese demons/gods were part of a realistic cosmology, and they had half the powers those legends say they did, they would have never let things go down the way they did when it came to western expansion. granted, it still looks like we will all be speaking chinese in two generations, but i think they would have done that at any one of the several turning points in history where china could have swallowed the west.

the movie is good precisely because of what we are bssing about here. it is poorly enough put together to be cult classic, with a sprinkling of classic enough to make it a wild ride.

jsut think, the original tale was set in the wild west (a la the Kung Fu series). samurai vs cowboy (which is what burton's char was supposed to be). Carpenter had it rewritten 2x, and rushed it to beat out "The Golden Child". makes me wonder how it would have done if he hadn't had to rush it,.
timaeusdaspirge
Apr. 17th, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC)
Re: problem
not like the golden child was that great a flick to beat :-p

so you're saying it can't be real because the chinese gods would have kicked some serious butt before now - what if it's all part of a master plan? who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of ancient chinese gods?

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