Beyond Bruce Lee: Chasing the Dragon through Film, by Paul Bowman

By Paul Bowman

In order to appreciate Bruce Lee, we needs to glance past Bruce Lee to the artist's tricky cultural and historic contexts. This paintings starts off through contextualising Lee, interpreting his movies and martial arts paintings, and his altering cultural prestige inside assorted instances and areas. The textual content examines Bruce Lee’s movies and philosophy in terms of the preferred tradition and cultural politics of the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies, and it addresses the resurgence of his acceptance in Hong Kong and China within the twenty-first century. The learn additionally explores Lee’s ongoing legacy and effect within the West, contemplating his functionality as a moving image of ethnic politics and the ways that he keeps to notify Hollywood film-fight choreography. past Bruce Lee eventually argues Lee is healthier understood when it comes to "cultural translation" and that his interventions and significance are ongoing.

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