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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 … Continue reading

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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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Dragon Fight

Well… there’s not much I can say about this somewhat glum and tedious film. A point of novelty is that a young Stephen Chow has a large supporting part and this is the only film he has ever made with … Continue reading

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Born to defence: blog no. 2

No, I don’t think of myself as a good director. I made the decision not to direct any more movies. Jet Li from his essay about Born to Defence, retrieved from http://jetli.com/jet/index.php?l=en&s=work&ss=essays&p=4  I really don’t think that Born to Defence … Continue reading

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Born to defence: blog no. 1

…in the final analysis, I don’t think that I was a very successful director, because I did not achieve my purpose, namely, to get a lot of people to recognize my ideas or understand my point of view. Nor did … Continue reading

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