Beyond Bruce Lee: Chasing the Dragon through Film, by Paul Bowman

By Paul Bowman

In order to appreciate Bruce Lee, we needs to glance past Bruce Lee to the artist's complicated cultural and old contexts. This paintings starts off via contextualising Lee, analyzing his motion pictures and martial arts paintings, and his altering cultural prestige inside varied instances and areas. The textual content examines Bruce Lee’s motion pictures and philosophy when it comes to the preferred tradition and cultural politics of the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, and it addresses the resurgence of his acceptance in Hong Kong and China within the twenty-first century. The examine additionally explores Lee’s ongoing legacy and impact within the West, contemplating his functionality as a transferring image of ethnic politics and the ways that he keeps to notify Hollywood film-fight choreography. past Bruce Lee eventually argues Lee is better understood by way of "cultural translation" and that his interventions and value are ongoing.

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