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You haven't seen Enter the Dragon yet?Man, you come right out of a comic book!
These are the sorts of things I only admit to after I've corrected them.And you astutely point out that the dialogue in this one is AMAZING.
I seem to remember you reviewed another film by Robert Clouse a few months ago, and I found it really strange that you identified him as being primarily known for "Gymkata."Have you seen the other films in Bruce Lee's canon, Tim? If so, how do you find it stacks up against his Chinese productions?
Well, that was in the context of B-Fest, so I has having a bit of fun at Clouse's expense - Gymkata being one of the all-time great B-Fest movies.Also, I have seen only Fist of Fury of Lee's career outside of this, and that was a lot of years ago. Though I think I'd be inclined to say that film has the better fighting, and that's as much as to say that it's "better".
Take it back, it was actually Deadly Eyes! Point remains: easier to make fun of him for making bad movies than name-drop his good movies.
Love this movie. Interesting fact: Bruce snaps Jackie Chan's neck in this movie. Chan plays one of the henchmen on the island.Great call on the excellent cinematography TIm!
"Fist of Fury" is probably the movie that Lee aficianados bring up most as his best outing outside of "Enter the Dragon." Personally I reckon the dojo fight in that film is just about the pinnacle of his career, although it's brought down somewhat by the pervasive militant anti-Japanese sentiment.Looking forward to your take on "The Grandmaster." There's been a bit of a glut of Ip Man biopics lately, but maybe Wong Kar Wai and Tony Leung can bring an element of prestige to the table that Wilson Yip and Donnie Yen couldn't.
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