The Genius of Jackie Chan

Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by David Harrison, May 26, 2016.

  1. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    I don't really like martial arts movies, except for the the old Hong Kong ones, and particularly Jacki Chan.

    I love the body control, what I would call "clowning skills", and I've always felt it takes much more skill than your average "serious" fight scene.

    Here's a good short video about what makes him great, in terms of film making. The channel is generally good at breaking down what makes a scene work in films. They have a good one about Kurosawa too.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1PCtIaM_GQ"]Jackie Chan - How to Do Action Comedy - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Always +1 for Jackie. My favourite fight scenes are 1996 Legend of the Drunken Master.
     
  3. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    What?!

    There's a 90's version?

    It can't be as good as the original!
     
  4. AndrewTheAndroid

    AndrewTheAndroid A hero for fun.

    It is. One of my favorites actually.
     
  5. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    It comes under the lesser known Jackie Chan films. I don't know why because it is literally one of the best JC films ever
     
  6. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    I'll have to try and find it!

    (There is one on YouTube, but the quality is awful and the comments say the fights have been speeded up to avoid the copyright bots finding it).
     
  7. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Heres a very long and old video interview between JC and Jonathon Ross.

    This is when JC was just being broken into the Western cinema and talks about the Armour of God accident (he lost part of his skull)

    https://youtu.be/U6m3kNFjdTs
     
  8. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    I remember seeing that on TV :)

    (If I remember right, I think Police Story was shown afterwards)
     
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  9. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Me too.

    We're sooo old
     
  10. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    Just noticed - actually the same age!
     
  11. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Also.

    A proud but not proud moment of the time when Mushy shared space with JC.

    :)
     

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  12. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    That's very cool :)
     
  13. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    I had a lot more that was cut out. I spent majority of my time with Ken Lo and Brad Allen but I had the odd moment sitting and chatting with JC.
    This was 1999, so cameras and phones were basic back then, so no photos :(
     
  14. Travess

    Travess The Welsh MAPper Supporter

    It is on Netflix, if you have that?

    Travess
     
  15. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    I do!

    I'll watch it tonight :)
     
  16. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    I remember that series!! It introduced me to Jackie Chan (Maybe), Russ Meyer, Ed Wood, El Santo, Blue Demon and lucha libre. It was a great series, so glad it's on YouTube...I'll be up all night now.

    Yeah. They used to show the episode then put a film on after, usually related to the film Ross was discussing. And IIRR a really off-beat Canadian comedy followed that called Four on the Floor. Good times!
     
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  17. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    "Boot to the head!" :D

    This was one of the funniest things I'd ever seen when I was a kid:

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfMcxmOBmpk"]The Frantics Last Will and Temperment [Better Audio] - YouTube[/ame]
     
  18. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    I don't remember that...I do remember Mr Canoehead though.
     
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  19. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Oh man. Ken Lo and Brad Allen are two of my cinenatic idols. Allen was awesome in 'Gorgeous.'
     
  20. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    Yeah, that definitely left a memorable image!

    So, I watched the '94 Drunken Master. It was okay, but nowhere near as good as the original for me.
     

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