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How do you choreograph an epiphany?

Ponder for a moment Yuen Wu Ping’s central creative problem in making a film called Tai Chi Master, which shows the discovery of this internal martial art. The protagonist of the story, Jun Bao (played by Jet Li), has to … Continue reading

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The Choreography in Tai Chi Master

To state the bleeding obvious: Tai Chi Master is a martial arts film. A cursory glance at the title and plot synopsis may suggest that it is a film ostensibly about pugilism and violence. Why is it, then, that my … Continue reading

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Twin Warriors: Tian Bao and Jun Bao in Tai Chi Master

“… the best role of his career, not only sharing but sometimes stealing the spotlight from his super stellar colleague.” Paul Fonoroff on Chin Siu Ho, At the Hong Kong Movies, p. 353 In an interview on the Dragon Dynasty … 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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Tai Chi Master – Random Thoughts

Tai Chi Master (1993) starring Jet Li, Chin Siu Ho and Michelle Yeoh, and directed by Yuen Wu Ping, is one of my very, very favourite movies. From the moment a primly dignified Jet Li, dressed in what appears to … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Master: Chin Siu Ho Interview

One of my very favourite movies is Tai Chi Master, directed by Yuen Wu Ping and starring Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh and Chin Siu Ho. Chin is a fabulous performer and on my DVD copy of this film he gives … Continue reading

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