36 Chambers of Kung Fu Cinema (Vol 1) (Print Version)by: Bey Logan
36 Chambers of Kung Fu Cinema (Vol 1)
This is a colorful and insightful analysis of 36 classic Hong Kong kung fu movies. Drawing on first hand interviews and archive materials, the first volume of this groundbreaking work examines 18 genre classics in exhaustive detail. A must have for both film fans and cineastes alike.
Author Bey Logan is a screenwriter, producer and kung fu expert. He wrote the book ‘Hong Kong Action Cinema’, scripted Jackie Chan’s ‘The Medallion’, produced ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon : Sword of Destiny’ and runs the Kwai Chung Martial Club in Hong Kong. A long-time Hong Kong cinema historian, he has spoken on the subject on the BBC and CNN, and at the Smithsonian.
Before there was ‘The Matrix,, before there was ‘John Wick’, before there was ‘Kick-Ass’ there was Hong Kong kung fu cinema. The masters of this unique and dynamic cinematic art-form transformed screen combat forever. In this volume, you can learn all you ever need to know about the history and mysteries of Hong Kong martial arts movie-making.
Go on set with Asian action legends Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Gordon Liu, Angela Mao and Kwan Tak-hing!
Be inspired by the life stories of master kung fu film-makers Chang Cheh, Lau Kar-leung, Sammo Hung and Yuen Woo-ping!
Learn the behind-the-scenes tales of such genre classics as ‘Fist of Fury’, ‘Drunken Master’ and ‘The 36th Chamber of Shaolin’!
Discover the rich history and traditions that inform the world of Hong Kong kung fu cinema!
’36 chambers of Kung Fu Cinema (Vol 1)’ is a colorful and insightful analysis of 36 classic Hong Kong kung fu movies.
Fist of Fury, Hapkido, King Boxer, The One Armed Boxer, The Blood Brothers, The Skyhawk, Heroes Two, Broken Oath, Drunken Master, 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Warriors Two, Heroes of the East, The Five Venoms, The Magnificent Butcher, Writing Kung Fu, Clan of the White Lotus, Dreadnaught, Martial Club.
Drawing on first hand interviews and archive materials, the first volume of this groundbreaking work examines 18 genre classics in exhaustive detail. A must have for both film fans and cineastes alike.
Publisher: Reel East Press
Publish Date: Coming soon 2018
Page Count: Est 500