Chasing Dragons: An Introduction to the Martial Arts Film

Chasing Dragons: An Introduction to the Martial Arts Film

David West / Nov 18, 2019

Chasing Dragons An Introduction to the Martial Arts Film The art of fighting without fighting is how Bruce Lee described his martial arts style in the film Enter the Dragon This can equally well be said of the art of fighting for the movie camera From pos

  • Title: Chasing Dragons: An Introduction to the Martial Arts Film
  • Author: David West
  • ISBN: 9781850439820
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Paperback
  • The art of fighting without fighting , is how Bruce Lee described his martial arts style in the film Enter the Dragon This can equally well be said of the art of fighting for the movie camera From post Second World War Japan, to present day Hong Kong, the martial arts film has been one of cinema s most enduring and popular genres This lucid introduction to the martia The art of fighting without fighting , is how Bruce Lee described his martial arts style in the film Enter the Dragon This can equally well be said of the art of fighting for the movie camera From post Second World War Japan, to present day Hong Kong, the martial arts film has been one of cinema s most enduring and popular genres This lucid introduction to the martial arts film is a welcome companion to a remarkable cinema, written for interested filmgoers as well as established aficionados Chasing Dragons explores how the genre has adapted to satisfy the shifting demands of an increasingly international and diverse audience It covers the cinemas of Japan, Hong Kong and America, exploring over fifty key films, their texts, fighting techniques, stars and directors, set in the distinct cultures producing and forming them It introduces readers to the Japanese masters of the samurai film Kurosawa Akira, Kobayashi Masaki, Okamoto Kihachi, and the lethal swordsmen of the screen, from Zatoichi to Miyamoto Musashi Here are the superstars of Hong Kong from the original kung fu hero Kwan Tak Hin to the international break through of the Little Dragon Bruce Lee in the 1970s, the groundbreaking works of Sammo Hung in the 1980s and the continuing success of Jackie Chan and Jet Li The surge of interest in martial arts cinema in Hollywood is examined, from the lows of exploitation ninja movies to box office blockbusters including Matrix and Kill Bill, placing these films in their full context for the first time.

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    1. There is just too many issues with book to recommend. Those who are seasoned with martial arts movie knowledge will find the omissions as a major detriment more than the few errata that are more annoying than harmful to the overall read of this book. Though some of those mistakes can be quite annoying. For example he states that Run Run Shaw is born in 1918 when in fact in was 1907 and he stated he died in 1991 when in fact he would live several years after the printing of the book; he thinks th [...]


    2. Unterteilt in drei große Kapitel zum japanischen, Hongkong-chinesischen und amerikanischen Martial-Arts-Film. West ist offensichtlich biased zugunsten der japanischen Kampf- und Filmkunst; bei der Hongkong-Sektion unterlaufen ihm einige faktische Fehler und das Kapitel über den US-Film ist von utter contempt geprägt (lobende Worte findet er da eigentlich nur für "The Yakuza" und "The Matrix" - der "Kill Bill"-Verriss ist schon wieder lesenswert ob der schieren Verachtung).West kommt eindeuti [...]



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