That was one of the reasons I was so impressed by him as a kid, yeah. But it played only a small part in my fascination. There’s a lot of good fighters in the industry. But Bruce Lee stands out, even now.
Well.. Actually, I’ve copied his moves a lot through the years. Tried to, at least. The only thing I didn’t try to imitate was his signature screams, because I’m not a talker anyway.. Even if I admit they must be very efficient way to weird off the opponent during a fight. The point about Lee and his characters is that they all have a common rage inside them, and I think that’s what was appealing to me. Usually, the hero in martial art movies is supposed to be wise.. At least, he become wise at the end. But in Fist of Fury for example, Lee’s character dies at the end, instead of loosening up and giving up the fight. He’s also very arrogant, very proud. Most of the time, he’s here for revenge. The last one is a common trope in kung-fu or even Wu Xia Pian movies, but looking totally out of control and even crazy was a innovation he made, I think.. Usually, you see his expressions on villains. Yet, he was the good guy. I liked that.
Last book I’ve read was a book about man eaters and the last movie I saw.. I think it was some horror movie. I forgot.
I’m hesitating between ‘Fist of Fury’ for all the dojo scenes and ‘Way of the Dragon’ for the fight with Chuck Norris.. Those two are really awesome. I watched them everyday as a kid.. It just blew my mind to see such a wiry man litteraly kicking the asses of opponents twice his size. He also looked totally crazy, and I could see how unsettling it might be to fight a guy grimacing and showing off like that.. Not to mention most of his fights in those movies are really fun.
No.. I have other things to do.