Great Quote No. 6

“At one level, the kung fu film can be seen as what Steven Shapiro and Linda Williams call a ‘body genre’ (although neither include it as one) alongside pornography, horror and the ‘weepie’ films that offer a ‘display of sensations that are on the edge of respectable’ (Williams 1995: 140). Kung fu is a genre of bodies; extraordinary, expressive, spectacular, sometimes even grotesque bodies.” p. 2, Kung Fu Cult Masters, Leon Hunt

Next weekend I will finally post my blog about Jet Li’s performance in Lethal Weapon 4. I am currently working on blogs about the use of Jet Li and wire fu in Romeo Must Die, as well as tanscribing part of the director’s commentary on Chow Yun Fat’s performance in The Replacement Killers.

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