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Archive for November 2008

Review: Monkey Journey to the West

Princess Iron Fan artwork… Last week I went to the O2 to see the Albarn/Hewlett production of Monkey Journey to the West. My interest in such a thing—apart from a nostalgic fondness for the cheesey Monkey TV series—was fuelled mainly by an appreciation of Jamie Hewlett's wonderful artwork. The show really did manage to extend the illustrations onto the […]

Fighting Monks

Sad: Monks brawl at Jerusalem shrine You can see from this why David Carradine played Kwai Chang Caine as a Shaolin monk. In the original screenplay he was going to be Greek Orthodox, but the fight scenes looked way too scrappy when they played them out in slow motion.