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Out of all of the films he has directed, Abel Ferrara has stated that Ch


Out of all of the films he has directed, Abel Ferrara has stated that China Girl is his favorite.

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He´s a strange man.



"facts are stupid things" - Ronald Reagan

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I can understand CHINA GIRL being his favorite. I revisited it last night and was blown away yet again. It's an aesthetic achievement, with some of Abel's most meticulous shot design on parade, and the script is outstanding. It's clearly a labor of love for him as its so meticulously crafted, and it owes a good amount to MEAN STREETS and YEAR OF THE DRAGON, two films that he obviously holds in very high esteem.

I'm more inclined to cite BAD LIEUTENANT and THE FUNERAL as my favorites of his work, but CHINA GIRL is definitely on par with those great films. Ferrara is a filmmaker who should be championed by far more than those who already sing his much-deserved praises.

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