Monthly Archives: November 2010

HERO

The Chinese film Hero, directed by Zhang Yimou, tells a convoluted tale of pre-unified China, in the period known as that of the Warring States (seven of them). In a nod to Sergio Leone’s movies and the idea of the Everyman character beloved of medieval playwrights, the martial arts actor Jet Li plays a character […]






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THE GREATEST

Recognition of our mortality, the fact that we die, is probably the most shocking discovery that any of us has to make; sooner or later. Recognition of our sporting mortality can’t be far behind, realisation that the time has come to hang up the racing shoes. That moment came, later than with most, for Haile […]






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