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

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Code of Ethics/Conduct

The code of ethics in Asian films is based on the Chinese Knight Errant and the Japanese Samurai Bushido code, along with the caste system. The use of Taoist, Confucianist, and Buddhist principles is an internal and external guideline (depending on the character and story) that drives the character.

In the West, there is a code of conduct; however it is more internal as a duty or a deeper motivation driven by the character. It is not as outwardly obvious as the code in an Asian film. Often, a character’s code of conduct is based on his career, such as a policeman, soldier, or hit man.

Mythology

In Chinese culture, martial arts, flying, and conflicts with warring states and other countries are a major part of the folklore. ...

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