Woo explains his trademark
“I love doves,” says John Woo. "I am a Christian. Doves represent the purity of love, beauty. They’re spiritual. Also the dove is a messenger between people and God. When I shot The Killer, these two men, the killer and the cop, they work in different ways, but their souls are pure, because they do the right thing. In the church scene, I wanted to bring them together. I wanted to use a metaphor of the heart. I came up with doves - they’re white. When the men die, I cut to the dove flying - it’s the soul, rescued and safe and also pure of heart.”
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