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

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The Pulse of a Fight Scene

Now that we’ve explored all the aspects of a fight scene from narrative, physical, and technical elements, hopefully you can start to dissect such a scene and find the strengths, weaknesses, and what will make the fight scene better.

When looking at a fight scene, you might think something is amiss, but not be able to put your finger on what is missing or wrong. This section includes general descriptions of what you might encounter when putting together a fight scene. You can also use these definitions while watching films that are currently out in theaters or on home video.

Carried or carrying the actor. A fight scene (or a section of it) in which it is obvious that the attacker is catering to the hero and adjusting ...

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