|A scene of groundbreaking proportions takes place during this scene from
master DA director John Woo. During the huge gun battle between Sean, Dietrich, Sasha and
FBI agents, Sean Archer places a walkman headset playing music over Sasha's son's ears so
he doesn't hear the horrific gunfire. Woo takes this scene into the history books by
overlaying all the sound effects with the music that Sasha's son is listening to. Thus the
only sound during this action scene for a good 20 seconds is soft, peaceful music, while
the chaos ensues.
Considering how quiet the scene was, my SDSPL laughter completely horrified the entire
theater... Literally, the only thing that unsuspecting viewers will hear during this scene
for 20 seconds is my unbridled, deafening laughter, supplemented by my DA
course. Here are the points of interest:
- During this soft music we have bodies flying across the screen, glass breaking left and
right, automatic weapons firing hundreds of rounds, dual pistols galore. It's BIM and XBC of first
- Notice how Woo deliberately focuses on Sasha, a female with an Uzi for several seconds.
She is screaming in rage and pleasure, as rounds spew forth from her weapon. The look of
determination works particularly well with the soft sounds of music. It's almost gentle.
- Woo conveys the most hilarious message - "Can't we all just get along?".
- This scene would have been even better if Sasha had been daydreaming about walking
through a field of flowers in the springtime...