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Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Official Trailer HD

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As presented in this trailer you can see tradition, meets Hollywood, in a tasteful and authentic way. Battle,romance and plenty of Kung fu. It uses real actors who have been trained, not just stunt doubles. This makes it much closer to traditional Kung fu movies, and less like Hollywood versions, like the Americanized kill bill.

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Top 10 Jet Li Moments

Whether good or bad, he's always the best! Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down the Top 10 Memorable Jet Li Moments.
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In older Kung fu, 1970s and 80 movies they focused more on the correctness of martial arts representation. As this clip shows, jet li n the more modern movies  is more concerned with theatrics and the show. Involving a lot of props, and action, mixed with martial art techniques. Americanized Kung fu in the 1990s and 2000s is more holly wood, and less about real Kung fu.

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10 Fun Bruce Lee Facts

While going through the new Bruce Lee box set, I learned some new trivia about cinema's greatest action hero. For more news and reviews, keep checking in wit...
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This video educated me on the low budget and Unpllanned nature of these original Bruce lee films. Bruce lee was a visionary who like to have creative control of his films. He choreographed his fight scenes bc he wanted them to be realistic and true to his art. He chose to go with a smaller studioscontract, rather then the Shaw brothers studios because he could make his movies truer to the  Kung fu roots.

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Kung Fu Fighting—Traditional Chinese Martial Arts

Shaolin and Wudang are the two most famous styles of Chinese Kung Fu. Shaolin Kung Fu is said to originate from the Indian Buddhist monk Bodhidharma, who med...
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As said in the video traditional Kung fu is physically demanding. The actors who were in original Kung fu movies mastered the art and interpreted this intheir movies with grace. Wile in modern movies the action takes center stage the new movies encompass the translation o fthese respected arts in their themes. Kill bill is an example of a modern movie that constructs some of the original principles,With the holly wood showdom.

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Essential Kung Fu Cinema (2): The Shaolin Temple

Essential Kung Fu Cinema (2): The Shaolin Temple | Kung fu movie progression | Scoop.it
***I am very happy to welcome Rob Argent back to Kung Fu Tea.  This is the second post in his ongoing series introducing some of the essential Kung Fu films which have helped to define the genera. ...
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This artical describes how Kungfu movies started in Hong kong, and mainland China in the 1920s.The movies featured real Martial artist who were respected in their craft. The movies were mostly about the martial arts, and less about the plot. There was a classic theme of action, and romance.

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An Introduction to the Wuxia Genre

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Wuxia films started from fictional novels that were made into traditional Kung fu movies. The beliefs of the Kung fu are exemplified in these types of novels. In consideration to Kung fu genre movies the two types are wuxia and modern. The wuxia or traditional are more of spirit, honor, and the respect of war.  There are newer movies that encompass this concept, such as;crouching tiger hidden dragon. But this movieI has sub titles, this is because it is appreciated by the east and west alike.

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Shaw Scope: A History of the Shaw Bros. Studio - Harvard Film Archive

Shaw Scope: A History of the Shaw Bros. Studio - Harvard Film Archive | Kung fu movie progression | Scoop.it
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Shaw brothers studio has been around for ever. They are a major player in the Kung fu movement.They produced over 1000 films, and we're world wide. They created what is considered traditional Kung fu martial arts related films, and did most of which in Japanese, and Chinese.they did many voice dubbed films for America, and true fans of Kung fu, relate back to these historic films

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IMDb: The Top 250 Greatest Martial Arts Movies of All-Time - a list by Eric-Scissorhands

IMDb: The Top 250 Greatest Martial Arts Movies of All-Time - a list by Eric-Scissorhands | Kung fu movie progression | Scoop.it
"Everybody was Kung-Fu fighting, Those cats were fast as lightning, In fact it was a little bit frightening, But they did it with expert timing..." In a genre that can be as horrendous as it is pure genius no one can deny that Martial Arts Action...
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This explained that 1970s the american culture caught on to the real Kung fu culture. Movies staring Bruce lee, Jet li, and Jackie Chan we're at the forefront of this movement.They were once martial artist who were merely disciplined in their craft, and we're made into Asian amarerican movie stars, who are still relevant today.

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Shaolin Temple - Original Trailer

Director:Chang Cheh Starring:Alexander Fu Sheng, Ti Lung
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This is one of the original Kung fu movies that depicted the standards of training, which is still preformed today.  The temple in themovies is a real place, that has fathered many masters and purples.Jet li was very young in this fil, and shown a more correct vision of the martial arts rather then Hollywood  choreographed fighting. This is one of the first Kung fu movitones be a respected fim, and turned into American Kung fu classic as well.

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Chinese Kung Fu

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Chinese Kung Fu, New Frontiers, Homepage
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Kung fu is just another name for Chinese martial arts. There is various forms, weapons and stances. All of theses variation can be viewed in Kung fu films. Since the original actors who made Kung fu famous were masters in these forms, and even other techniques, they represented all of these art form well, and true to life. But of course with added pizazz.

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