Download e-book for iPad: Beyond Bruce Lee: Chasing the Dragon through Film, by Paul Bowman

By Paul Bowman

ISBN-10: 0231850360

ISBN-13: 9780231850360

In an effort to comprehend Bruce Lee, we needs to glance past Bruce Lee to the artist's complicated cultural and ancient contexts. This paintings starts off by means of contextualising Lee, analyzing his motion pictures and martial arts paintings, and his altering cultural prestige inside diverse instances and locations. The textual content examines Bruce Lee’s movies and philosophy when it comes to the preferred tradition and cultural politics of the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, and it addresses the resurgence of his attractiveness in Hong Kong and China within the twenty-first century. The examine additionally explores Lee’s ongoing legacy and impression within the West, contemplating his functionality as a moving image of ethnic politics and the ways that he maintains to notify Hollywood film-fight choreography. past Bruce Lee eventually argues Lee is better understood when it comes to "cultural translation" and that his interventions and value are ongoing.

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