Action films, old vs new

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Action films, old vs new

Postby Username » 17 Jul 2018, 6:21am

Bruce Lee was legendary, probably because everything he did was properly and professionally choreographed due to lack of special effects.

https://youtu.be/8ic2k2P_FG0?t=89

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Re: Action films, old vs new

Postby Username » 17 Jul 2018, 6:26am

Would you watch a cycle race where they zoomed in on the bottom bracket, or front wheel hub, of the 1st guy crossing the finish line of the TDF? I mean c'mon!

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Re: Action films, old vs new

Postby 100%JR » 17 Jul 2018, 9:56am

I really don't get what point you're trying to make?

You're comparing two totally different genres.
Bruce Lee starred in out and out Kung Fu/Martial Arts films and Statham stars in Action Films.Miles apart.

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Re: Action films, old vs new

Postby pete75 » 17 Jul 2018, 1:46pm

ibbo68 wrote:I really don't get what point you're trying to make?

You're comparing two totally different genres.
Bruce Lee starred in out and out Kung Fu/Martial Arts films and Statham stars in Action Films.Miles apart.


And Bruce Lee was the real thing STatham is make believe.

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Re: Action films, old vs new

Postby 100%JR » 17 Jul 2018, 2:01pm

pete75 wrote:
ibbo68 wrote:I really don't get what point you're trying to make?

You're comparing two totally different genres.
Bruce Lee starred in out and out Kung Fu/Martial Arts films and Statham stars in Action Films.Miles apart.


And Bruce Lee was the real thing STatham is make believe.

I've done Martial Arts for 42 years(on and off) 3rd Dan Wado-Ryo,1st Dan Freestyle currently Blue Belt in traditional Tae Kwon Do plus dabbled in Aikido/Kung Fu/Kick Boxing and can tell you one thing for sure.Statham has trained in some Martial Art or other.JCVD was also supposed to have had a "dubious" background ie no formal training when he hit the scene in the 80s.
As for Bruce Lee...well there's lots of evidence from both camps regarding his prowess too :wink:

The way fight scenes are filmed is constantly changing but it doesn't mean the participant "isn't the real thing".At least they've left the "multiple edits of the the same kick to make it look like 3 jump- spinning hook-kicks with out touching the floor" ala JCVD :|

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Re: Action films, old vs new

Postby 661-Pete » 17 Jul 2018, 5:10pm

Aha! Are we talking, best fight scenes ever on film/TV?

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Re: Action films, old vs new

Postby brynpoeth » 18 Jul 2018, 9:47am

I watch the credits at the end of films
Often there are many "stunt doubles"
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