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 complex cultural and old contexts. This paintings starts by means of contextualising Lee, reading his motion pictures and martial arts paintings, and his altering cultural prestige inside varied occasions and locations. The textual content examines Bruce Lee’s movies and philosophy relating to the preferred tradition and cultural politics of the Sixties and Seventies, and it addresses the resurgence of his attractiveness in Hong Kong and China within the twenty-first century. The learn additionally explores Lee’s ongoing legacy and impression 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 finally argues Lee is better understood by way of "cultural translation" and that his interventions and value are ongoing.

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