SPOILER THREAD - Painter of Wind Sept 8, 2011 16:01:21 GMT -5
Post by mioka1 on Sept 8, 2011 16:01:21 GMT -5
Debates there are on switching SYB's gender on the author's part in the book but nevertheless, it's intriguing. The lead actors aren't bad, I like MGY's ability to carry off the role. I knew straight off her char is a girl because of the awful Chinese dub (too girlish and hysterical, I HATE dubs ) but in MGY's own voice, she doesn't sound like one; just a brash young lad.
Additionally, MGY (Shin Yun-bok) and MCW (Jeong-hyang) were voted best drama couple of 2008. LOL. Fans referred to them as 5 coins or Wuniang. I saw a bit of the awards presentation and the fans just couldn't resist teasing the two. "Painter!"
The ending motivated me to write; a first for me. This is the first time I came to know of MGY; she is good. Her gender bend excels another actress whose forte is also this genre in the 50s - 60s. She's very famous in the HK, Taiwan entertainment circle and others. Precisely because she's very convincing as a guy. Perhaps some of you might have heard of it; the classic Shaw movie Butterfly Lovers. I read that people went nuts over this movie back then. I've viewed it as a kid and then again later as an adult; the charm is still there.
Anyways, there is chemistry among the lead actors, that's what important. Too, the story isn't bad though I think it lost a bit of steam at the end. There was some disagreement over the last ep and the producer actually edited / rewrote it.
Btw, there's no such punishment as crushing of hands. And there're errors, historically .. like how father and son cannot be both employed in the government (this being the theory why SYB chose to wander off on his own) and that Danwon's mentor / teacher didn't die so early or that the real SYB was rather forward (so to speak) in his paintings but who cares?
P.S. I didn't like the movie Mindo or Portrait of a Beauty btw. I find it horrid. Not because of the xxx scenes but how the chars were treated. The story and pacing were choppy. The lead actress was unconvincing in her portrayal. No one would have mistaken her for a guy. It's also because of this drama that I just cannot view any other gender bend roles without a critical eye. Hence, that sageuk about the royal Confucian academy, I didn't like it much. Of course, it's a much different setting, comedic, etc but still, I cannot help but compare.
Known drama bloopers :
#1 : While doing the scene at the well, where Danwon found Yun-bok, MGY fell 6 ft into the well after one of the set staff released the rope too soon. The producer elected to continue filming despite the possibility that she had a sprained ankle.
#2 : PSY (Danwon) accidentally broke MGY's nose when he turned too abruptly when they were crossing the narrow bridge across the pond. His elbow knocked into her face. She landed in hospital and took a week off. The eps due to air that week were replaced.
#3 : MCW (Jeong-hyang) couldn't stop sniffling because she had a cold and had to go to hospital to receive a shot to boost her up.
Candid comments :
MCW was uncomfortable doing the undress-for-SYB scene because MGY was just too good in her acting - she felt as if there was a real SYB with her.
Known drama blooper still:
#4 PSY Dan Won was almost fell down from the cliff when was hunted by the tiger, he dropped down and hit his shoulder, and became faint for a minute,,,he said that from this time his head became not normal:)