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William Hughes William Hughes yesterday at 05:31. 4 comments

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the latest to dunk on Quentin Tarantino's vision of his friend Bruce Lee

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the latest to dunk on Quentin Tarantino's vision of his friend Bruce Lee

The discourse surrounding the portrayal of martial arts legend Bruce Lee in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood continues apace today, with The Hollywood Reporter publishing a piece from Lee’s long-time friend, co-star, and student Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, blasting Tarantino’s vision of the character as both “sloppy and somewhat racist.”

Abdul-Jabbar—a polymath whose various life...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Aug 14, 2019 at 06:04. 24 comments

Quentin Tarantino stands by Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood's arrogant Bruce Lee

Quentin Tarantino stands by Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood's arrogant Bruce Lee

The controversial saga of Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood ’s brief Bruce Lee scene is showing no signs of stopping, with director Quentin Tarantino now stepping in to say that he doesn’t think the scene is quite as inaccurate as some of its critics have claimed. This all started shortly after the movie came out, when Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee, explained that she was disappointed by the...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Aug 06, 2019. 9 comments

Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood's Bruce Lee scene was even longer until Brad Pitt objected

Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood's Bruce Lee scene was even longer until Brad Pitt objected

Last week , we reported that Shannon Lee—daughter of legendary martial arts master/actor Bruce Lee—was offended by the way her father was depicted in Quentin Tarantino’s movie biz- throwback celebration Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood. In the film, Mike Moh’s Bruce Lee challenges Brad Pitt’s stuntman character Cliff Booth to a three-round fight, with Lee kicking Booth’s butt in the first...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jul 31, 2019. 7 comments

Shannon Lee says Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood made her father look like an "arrogant asshole"

Shannon Lee says Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood made her father look like an "arrogant asshole"

In Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood , Mike Moh briefly pops up as Bruce Lee, challenging Brad Pitt’s character to a fight on the set of The Green Hornet. Pitt’s character, Cliff Booth, is the longtime stuntman for Leonardo DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton, and he and Bruce Lee get into the sort of “no, I’m the coolest” argument that only a pair of old-fashioned Hollywood tough guys...

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William Hughes William Hughes Nov 03, 2018. 5 comments

R.I.P. Raymond Chow, Hong Kong film pioneer

R.I.P. Raymond Chow, Hong Kong film pioneer

Raymond Chow Man-Wai, the prolific Hong Kong movie producer who helped introduce martial arts legends like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and more to the world, has died. According to the Straits Times, Chow was 91.

Originally a disciple of the legendary Shaw Brothers, Chow broke out on his own in 1970, when he launched rival studio Golden Harvest. Recognizing the rising...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jun 09, 2017. 23 comments

Cinemax gives series order to Bruce Lee-inspired Warrior

Cinemax gives series order to Bruce Lee-inspired Warrior

It’s hard to pass up on something described as a “passion project” of late martial arts icon Bruce Lee, so Cinemax has wisely given a series order to Warrior, a TV show based on an idea that he worked on for years before his death in 1973. Cinemax initially ordered a pilot for Warrior back in August of last year, but now TV Line says it’s going straight to series with a ten-episode order....

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Joe Blevins Joe Blevins Dec 03, 2016. 21 comments

Read this: Kung fu queen Angela Mao is alive and well in New York

Read this: Kung fu queen Angela Mao is alive and well in New York

At the peak of her fame in the 1970s, martial arts star Angela Mao was marketed as the female equivalent of Bruce Lee. Her role as Lee’s sister in Enter The Dragon brought her to international fame in 1973, but she starred in numerous Hong Kong films of her own, including 1974‘s The Tournament. But Mao largely disappeared from the screen in 1983, and the woman herself seemed to vanish from...

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Mike Vago Mike Vago Jun 01, 2015. 24 comments

Can’t stop, won’t stop: Wikipedia’s list of unfinished works

Can’t stop, won’t stop: Wikipedia’s list of unfinished works
Wiki WormholeWe explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,664,405-week series, Wiki Wormhole.  

This week’s entry: Unfinished creative work

What it’s about: Even the greatest creative minds have things they don’t quite get around to. Whether they were unhappy with the project, distracted by new work, or died before they were finished working, numerous artists in every creative field have...

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Rob Dean Rob Dean Jan 17, 2015. 23 comments

4-year-old can perfectly mimic Bruce Lee’s nunchuk moves

4-year-old can perfectly mimic Bruce Lee’s nunchuk moves

Meet the baddest little 4-year-old in the land. Not much is known about this mysterious child, except that he can perfectly replicate the nunchuk (nunchaku? whatever Michelangelo used in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) moves of Bruce Lee. Cribbing Lee’s technique from such films as Game Of Death, Return Of The Dragon, Chinese Connection, and Enter The Dragon, this child is incredibly proficient...

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