I watched again Red Cliff 赤壁by John Woo a while ago. It is my favourite movie and I watched it countless times. Each time, I will sure gain some knowledge, especially about strategy; people and it also helps me to improve my mandarin, especially traditional mandarin. There is a poem about the Battle of the Red Cliffs by Su Dongbo that I like very much.
I like the verse江山如画，一时多少豪杰 (empire is like a painting, producing many heroes at that time) and人生如梦，一尊还酹江月 (life is like a dream, it is nothing at the end) very much. Yeah, we come with nothing and leave with nothing but life is not a dream for me. Life is full of ambitions to be achieved and I still have many unaccomplished tasks.
念奴娇 is also a favourite of Mao Zedong. He had used its verse to write many peoms especially dedicated to his wife Yang Kaihui.