METAPHORS IN CINEMA
JOURNEY TO THE WEST :
I've released the first chapter to the serial novel I'm publishing online. You can find it at:
In celebration I'm showing THE best adaptation of the original story, a beautifully restored 1964 award winning animation by the Wan Brothers which lays out the origins of Monkey scored to traditional Peking Opera music.
Don't know anything about Journey to the West? In the last 90 years it’s inspired over 30 movies, 18 television shows, 7 plays, 25 comics/mangas including Dragon Ball, 30 video games and even a style of kung fu. So, chances are, you've come in contact with it in some way you didn't even realize.
Before the show I'll give an introduction to the story, tell you who I am (I'm Jori), talk about its cultural influence and explain the project I am currently working on.
PS: My book’s not kid friendly but this movie sure is!