The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies (2002)

The Art of Action - Martial Arts in the Movies Documentary Film

The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies - This documentary film was narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. It is an entertaining and enjoyable look at the history of martial arts films from its origins in Beijing opera, in China, the work of Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Sammo Hung and others. The first Kung Fu features were made by the women doing all the fighting’s but the film was considered to be a lower medium in China.

The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies - This documentary film feature the appearances from Jackie Chan, telling his experiences as being a part of the Beijing opera troupe at age 7, as well as thoughtfulness’s by John Woo, Ang Lee and Steven Seagal and many other important artists were in there, to educate and entertain viewers. It was shown that the movies of Hammer’s martial arts and horror film “Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires” and Cynthia Rothrock’s movies. Besides, featured clips from recent films like Rush Hour 2 and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon will bring more attention to the Jackie Chan fans.

The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies - In this documentary film some the parts were dealt with more deepness, such as the tribute to Bruce Lee, the James bond of martial arts. The footage from “Return of the Dragon”, where Bruce Lee, fights with a young Chuck Norris, as well as hearing Bruce Lee’s philosophies on Kung Fu, which will remain fascinating and inspiring no matter how many times you hear them.

The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies gives a good look on the behind scenes of martial arts film’s history. It shows what the early innovators of martial arts had to go through, to pass on the skills, when the rulers wanted to proscribe the practice. Many legendary directors were also interviewed and profiled in the documentary film.

The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies - It is a great documentary film, if viewers want to learn most about the world of martial arts. This documentary is the most entertaining film on martial arts. Movies like this are highly recommended to watch.

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