‘The Killer’ at 30: John Woo Explains How He Shot His Action Classic Without a Script

‘The Killer’ at 30: John Woo Explains How He Shot His Action Classic Without a Script
John Woo’s “The Killer” is one of the most influential action films of the last three decades, and as its 30th anniversary approaches, he told a Los Angeles audience Thursday how he staged some of its unforgettable scenes with no script.

Secret Movie Club presented the film in 35mm at the Visa Theater, and started with a live Woo Q&a. Secret Movie Club programmer Craig Hammill started with a straightforward question for the director, whose Hollywood films include “Face/Off” and “Mission: Impossible II.”

“You’re know for making some of the best action sequences of all time,” Hammill said. “Do you storyboard those sequences or do you come up with the shots once you’re on the set?”

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Woo’s response drew delighted laughter from the sold-out crowd.

“No, I’ve
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