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“The Great Wall,” a lavish Hollywood production that looks like it cost a gazillion dollars (or, more accurately, $150 million), is directed by China’s Zhang Yimou — or Yimou Zhang as he’s now known on many online film sites.

In recent years, Zhang’s name has been flipped into Western style — first name first — more often. And why not? “The Great Wall” marks his foray into mainstream Hollywood and in doing so, he might be looking to distance himself from the Chinese film scene.

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