Category Archives: shaolin temple

Updated Bibliography

I am blogging rather a lot about martial arts movies. It is not part of an academic or professional practice. It is just something I am doing for fun. And also, for fun, I read about these movies or listen … Continue reading

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The Master – Random Thoughts

Starring Jet Li and Yuen Wah, directed by Tsui Hark, choreography by Yuen Wah And with a blast of nasty canto pop we are into The Master, directed by Tsui Hark, starring Jet Li and Yuen Wah, and choreographed by … Continue reading

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Martial Arts of Shaolin: Blog No. 2

This blog is the second half of a previous blog which can be found here. However, for me, there are disatisfying aspects to this film. The usual foul cantopop type of score that is often a feature of chopsockies from … Continue reading

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Funny Business in Kids from Shaolin

Or “Is that a mountain in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me” Continue reading

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Kids from Shaolin and Musicals

A blog in which I compare Kids from Shaolin to The Sound of Music and other musicals Continue reading

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Kids from Shaolin: Final fight scene

This fight scene is a doozy. It’s a corker. The mother of all bar room brawls. Except it’s a Chinese mansion brawl. It’s 15 minutes long and it’s wild. All the characters get involved, as the Shaolin and Wudang families combine to drive off a troop of outrageously dressed and sexually rabid bandits. Continue reading

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