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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 and explained all the aspects of a fight scene from narrative, physical, and technical elements, hopefully you can start to dissect a fight scene and find the strengths and weaknesses and what will make the fight scene better.

When looking at a fight scene, there might be something wrong that you cannot put your finger on; you may not be able to figure out what is missing from or wrong with the scene. Following are 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.

What a fight choreographer should always strive to achieve is to have a believable and ...

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