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The Story of Green Eyes

 
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Sun Wukong
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:38 pm    Post subject: The Story of Green Eyes Reply with quote

Does anybody know... are green eyes really that rare a thing in China? Or purely a movie convention to motivate Lo Pan's actions?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I asked my old lady, who is Chinese, (See? I'm a TRUE fan!) about this- she said that true Chinese have no green eyes whatsoever.

The only exception would be people living in what are known as the New Territories; these people have interbred with Russians- the result would be mixed-races with the potential for green (or blue) eyes. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poking around, I found this:
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Each anatomical section of the eye is associated with a particular element and zang organ that corresponds to a particular sphere. The wood phase represented by the zang organ of the liver is called the wind sphere and corresponds to the iris. The heart and fire element is called the blood sphere and corresponds to the inner and outer canthi. The spleen and earth phase is called the flesh sphere and corresponds to the upper and lower eyelids. The lung being metal is called the qi sphere and corresponds to the conjunctiva. The kidney being water is called the water sphere and corresponds to the pupil. In a Chinese person with green eyes all of these correspondences would follow the typical five element color associations when there is no pathology present.


I wonder if this would have led to Lo Pan wanting the purity of the Green Eyes Lass to pay for his misdeeds, or something like that....
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty cool when something you research turns out to jibe with a movie you love, isn't it? Smile Seems the writers did their own research! Cool

(It's annoying when a movie claims something, and you know just enough about the subject to realize the writers thought they were being clever, or were just too lazy to look up the material!)
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Either that, or they were pulling it out of their a--, and it just happened to be correct.
I've done that before while writing. Wrote a bit of a storyline, with a little peculiarity that I figured would help the story along-- then when doing research for something else, found that I was right on target for that bit.

Life can get weird.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just rewatching the extras, and a few things struck me.

Lo Pan asks Wang if Mai Ying's parent's were holy people, and what province they were from.

And later, in a cut scene on the special edition DVD, Gracie Law revelas she is saving new immagrants because she was born in China to missionary parents, and she had to come back to America and fend for herself. So, she was also born in China to holy people.

So maybe that's why Gracie also survived the burning blade?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sun Wukong wrote:
So maybe that's why Gracie also survived the burning blade?


Interesting theory there... Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooo!
That does sound interesting.Smile I hadn't really noticed that before.
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