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Fight Choreography: The Art of Non-Verbal Dialogue by John Kreng

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The Dawn and Influence of the Modern-Day Kung Fu Brawl

Arguably, the birth of the Kung Fu brawl started in 1970 with Chang Cheh’s Vengeance starring David Chiang and Ti Lung, with the fight scenes choreographed by Tang Chia and Yuen Cheung Yen. The story is very simple: David Chiang comes into town to get revenge for the death of his brother (Ti Lung) and kill everyone that was involved. The fights were purposefully messy, stressing more of the emotion than the technique. Because of the messiness of the fights, it effectively came across on screen as Chiang’s fuming anger over the death of his brother and his disgust over the people who were responsible for it.

Then in 1975 came The Man From Hong Kong starring Jimmy Wang Yu and George Lazenby ...

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