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Grotesque Bodies in Swordsman 2

(My previous blog was about Invincible Asia and the tradition of cross dressing in kung fu movies). “At one level, the kung fu film can be seen as what Steven Shapiro and Linda Williams  call a ‘body genre’ (although neither … Continue reading

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Choreography in Once Upon A Time In China – Part 5

The climactic showdown between Wong Fei Hung and Iron Robe Yim (This is the final blog about the choreography in OUTIC. In the previous one I discussed the choreography in Iron Robe Yim’s duel in front of the fire, his … Continue reading

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Choreography in Once Upon A Time In China – Blog 4

Fight in front of the bonfire – Fight between Yim and Wong in the rain – action leading up to the climactic fight scene (In the last blog I analysed the choreography in the fight at the Chinese Opera venue) … Continue reading

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Yam Sai Kwun as Iron Robe Yim in Once Upon A Time in China – Blog 2

(In which I discuss how this character is portrayed) (Part 1 of this blog was concerned with a character analysis of Iron Robe Yim.) As masters of Chinese kung fu, antagonist Iron Robe Yim and protagonist Wong Fei Hung are … Continue reading

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Yam Sai Kwun as Iron Robe Yim in Once Upon A Time in China – Blog 1

(This blog contains mostly a character analysis of Iron Robe Yim – a discussion of Yam’s performance is in Part 2)  (This blog follows on from one I just wrote about the romance between Aunt Yee and Wong Fei Hung … Continue reading

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