In this episode of the show, we are marking the 30th anniversary of the premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs by talking about one of the more important pieces of inspiration behind his auspicious debut, Ringo Lam’s City on Fire. Over the course of our wild conversation you will hear us talk about the rogue Hong Kong filmmaking pilosophy, the many points of symmetry between Lam and Tarantino, the haphazardly innocent direction of Lam’s giving the movie a homemade feel, Chow Yun-fat’s unsung charisma, the characteristic tonal inconsistencies giving City on Fire its unique character and much more.
Also, if you like this show, be sure to head to our brand new Patreon to listen to a the inaugural episode of Uncut Gems Retrospectives where we continue our celebration of the 30th birthday of Reservoir Dogs by talking about three movies from the second wave of the 90s Indie Revolution: Go, The Boondock Saints and The Way of the Gun. This episode is available to listen FOR FREE!!!
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Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Nicolò Grasso
Featuring: Randy Burrows