Gong Li's face and form are made for this: she absorbs the movie's energies and just like that, it hardly matters what Crockett or Tubbs thinks he's doing.
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"Nils Pihl calls it, "Newtonian engagement", that is, when "an engaged player will remain engaged until acted upon by an outside force". That's "progress".