Choreography in Once Upon A Time In China – Blog 2

Lion Dance on the ship – opening credit sequence –  brawl in the street and restaurant – umbrella fight in the tea house (This blog follows on from one where I get some general thoughts about choreography in martial arts films – OUTIC in particular – off my chest). In the brief pre-credit action scene Wong Fei…

Choreography in Once Upon A Time In China – Blog 1

General overview and opening preamble (Watch out! This is the first of my blogs on choreography in OUTIC. I comment generally on the choreography in this blog and then comment on some of the fights specifically in the following blogs. In case you're interested, the blog that preceded this one was about Yam Sai Kwun's…

Jet Li as Wong Fei Hung in Once Upon A Time In China – Part 1 – Acting

  “Jet Li incarnates a radiant, but intangible, masculinity...”          Leon Hunt commenting on Once Upon A Time in China in Kung Fu Cult Masters, p. 146  Once Upon A Time in China (OUTIC) is a seminal film in the Hong Kong Martial Arts film genre. An unexpected box office hit when it was released in the…