Alyson and Lori Arend (writer, professional amateur historian) talk about the Red scene from the 2002 Zhang Yimou film Hero. The Red scene follows Nameless (Jet Li) and his journey to an esteemed calligraphy school to track down two assassins in a long term and incredibly complicated relationship, Broken Sword (Tony Leung) and Flying Snow (Maggie Cheung). The relationship only gets more intense and potentially lethal upon Nameless’s arrival. They talk about the beauty of the scene and the whole film and how it stands the test of time. Come check it out!
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Creators and Guests
Alyson Shelton (she/her)
Alyson Shelton writes about women across mediums + genres. She’s written about a superpowered and multi-faceted heroine in her comic Reburn, and uncovering childhood secrets in Eve of Understanding, the award winning feature she wrote and directed. In her award winning screenplay, The Night We Met, she tackles a psychological thriller through fractured realities and self-invention. She is working on a memoir in essays and her writing has been published widely at outlets including The New York Times, Ms., The Rumpus and more. Her generalist knowledge and approach make her the perfect fit for her podcast, Fine Cut, in which she and a guest take a deep dive into one scene of the guest’s choosing. You can learn more about her through her website, www.alysonshelton.com and her Instagram @byalysonshelton where she hosts a weekly Instagram Live series inspired by George Ella Lyon’s poem, Where I’m From, where she’s hosted over 100 writers and creatives.