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

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Introduction

“Fight choreography is literally what Bruce Lee said in Enter the Dragon, but taken in a different context, that it’s ‘the art of fighting—without fighting.’”

—Jeff Imada, Martial Artist/Stunt Coordinator for Rapid Fire, The Crow, L.A. Confidential, Daredevil, and Escape from L.A.

Everyday audience members watching a movie or TV show usually cannot consciously describe the specific differences between a good or a bad fight scene they see, but subconsciously they do know the difference based on how they react to and feel about the sequence. When a fight scene is not done well, the audience member will feel disconnected from what they have just seen onscreen. One of the important things to the audience (whether or not they realize ...

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