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36 Chambers of Kung Fu Cinema (Vol 2) (eBook)

by: Bey Logan

This is a colorful and insightful analysis of 36 classic Chinese 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 Fong Martial Club in Hong Kong. A long-time Hong Kong cinema historian, Bey has spoken on the subject on the BBC and CNN, and at the Smithsonian.

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Bey Logan is one of the world’s most highly regarded experts on Asian action cinema. He was previously the author of the ground-breaking ‘Hong Kong Action Cinema’, an introduction to the genre. He subsequently spent more than 20 years working in the Hong Kong movie industry as a writer, producer and film historian. His productions include such hits as ‘The Twins Effect’, ‘Dragon Squad’ and ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny’ starring such idols as Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen. Logan has also curated several home entertainment labels focusing on Asian action films and has recorded more full-length feature film commentaries than anyone else. As a further string to his bow, Bey is an expert in Hung Gar kung fu, and runs a martial arts school in Hong Kong.
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Overview

Before there was ‘The Matrix,, before there was ‘John Wick’, before there was ‘Kick-Ass’ there was Chinese 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 Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Sammo Hung, Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen and Gordon Liu!

Be inspired by the life stories of master kung fu film-makers Lau Kar-leung, Sammo Hung and Yuen Woo-ping!

Learn the behind-the-scenes tales of such genre favourites as ‘Prodigal Son’, ‘Eight Diagram Pole Fighter’, ‘Once Upon a Time in China’, ‘Iron Monkey’, ‘Drunken Master II’, ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’, ‘Hero’ and ‘Ip Man’!

Discover the rich history and traditions that inform the world of Hong Kong kung fu cinema!

’36 chambers of Kung Fu Cinema (Vol 2)’ is a colorful and insightful analysis of 36 classic Chinese kung fu movies. Drawing on first hand interviews and archive materials, the second volume of author Bey Logan’s groundbreaking work examines 18 genre classics in exhaustive detail.

The films explored are:

一        Prodigal Son

二        Ninja in the Dragon’s Den

三        Legend of a Fighter

四        Legendary Weapons of Kung Fu

五        Eight Diagram Pole Fighter

六        Martial Arts of Shaolin

七        Once Upon a Time in China

八        Operation Scorpio

九        Iron Monkey

十        Tai Chi Master

十一         Blade of Fury

十二      Drunken Master II

十三      Fist of Legend

十四      Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

十五      Hero

十六      Fearless

十七         Ip Man

十八      Wu Xia

A must have for both film fans and cineastes alike!

Details

SKU: B-BL-801-E-1
Publisher: Reel East Press
Publish Date: 2020
Page Count: 500+