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A blog in which I ramble on about drunken boxing…

Drunken boxing is one of my favourite styles of performative kung fu to watch. I am partial to this kind of dance-like material in martial arts films. As you watch and wait for that penultimate moment when the swaying drunken … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Master – Characters and Actors

According to my notes, the Chinese title for this film is Tai Ji Zhang San Feng. How does this literally translate? I am assuming that Tai Ji refers to the martial art that I know as Tai Chi. I know … Continue reading

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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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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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