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The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema | 66. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon | Empire | www.empireonline.com

The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema | 66. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon | Empire | www.empireonline.com | Kung Fu Film | Scoop.it
21 Nov 2013: In depth looks at all the movies that matter as well as quizzes, fun and games from the world's leading film magazine.
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is the movie that brought the spotlight back to the Kung Fu and Hong Kong cinema. The first movie of the genre to win any awards in so many years, it reminded western audiences of the Bruce Lee, Sammo Hung, and Jimmy Wung Yu films of yesteryear.

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Bruce Lee - Fist of Fury - japanese park

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A scene from one of the greatest Kung Fu films ever made. Here, Bruce Lee literally breaks the binds of discrimination with a kick. Important in that Kung Fu film is more than simply two hours of ass kicking, and that it stands for achievement of China. Keep in mind, that up until the mid 80's, all Hong Kong cinema was chinese propoganda.

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Creating the Martial Arts Film and the Hong Kong Cinema Style, by Chang Cheh

Creating the Martial Arts Film and the Hong Kong Cinema Style, by Chang Cheh | Kung Fu Film | Scoop.it
Chang Cheh, the Godfather of the Kung Fu Film and director of
THE FIVE DEADLY VENOMS, was the most prolific of all the Shaw Brothers martial arts film
directors. He here speaks of his career and the industry he helped build.
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An article written by Zhang Che (Chang Cheh) regarding the creation of Kung Fu movies. Cheh is widely regarded as one of the greatest Kung Fu directors ever, and he's certainly the one who got the ball rolling. The third section of the article, Cheh talks about his work changing the way the Hong Kong film rose to power by trusting the regular film audience and by targeting a different audience; as well as how he flipped the paradigms of Hong Kong film as it was.

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Bruce Lee Biography

Bruce Lee Biography | Kung Fu Film | Scoop.it
On Biography.com, learn more about the life and career of trailblazing martial-arts legend Bruce Lee.
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A biography of the "King of Kung Fu" himself. The short life and career of the man that changed Kung Fu filmography forever.

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All hail Jackie Chan, King of Comedy Kung Fu! - CNN.com

All hail Jackie Chan, King of Comedy Kung Fu! - CNN.com | Kung Fu Film | Scoop.it
He's the butt-kicking, karate-chopping, kung fu superstar who rose from nowhere to conquer Hollywood in a spectacularly visual style.
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A brief summary and explanation of Jackie Chans success as the Kung Fu comedian.

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Jackie Chan's Road to Martial Arts Mastery

Jackie Chan's Road to Martial Arts Mastery | Kung Fu Film | Scoop.it
Jackie Chan discusses his new movie, his martial arts training and learning his father was a spy.
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Jackie Chan continued popularizing Kung Fu film where Bruce Lee left off. Here, Chan talks about the required appreciation of China that it takes to make a Kung Fu movie. He also speaks on the discipline and appreciation that Kung Fu movies inspire in the audience.

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CNN.com - Jet Li Interview Transcript - Jan. 29, 2003

CNN.com - Jet Li Interview Transcript - Jan. 29, 2003 | Kung Fu Film | Scoop.it
Jet Li Interview Transcript
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The interview, particularly the first few questions hit on the way the story is told and the difference in directors. Ang Lee's stlye is different than Zhang Yimou; it's not all just ass-kicking and revenge. Farther down in block A, Li talks about the gentler side of Kung Fu, the gentler literal translation: Achievement of Man. Towards the last bit of block B, Jet Li gives a bit of a "peace and love through Kung Fu" sort of vibe when he is asked about technology assisting non-martial artists in martial artist roles.

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☯ The Art of Action, Martial Arts in the Movies (Full Documentary) ☯

A look at the history of martial arts films from their chinese roots to the present, presented by Samuel L. Jackson.
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This documentary give a look into the development of martial arts film, from the beginning of performance martial arts to the 2000's era of film. The interviews with the big names of the genre provide the inner thoughts of how these films should effect audiences.

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