Once Upon a Time in China


Our first Hong Kong cinema film!

This week's episode centers around Once Upon a Time in China, the first installment of the famous trilogy of the same name, starring Jet Li (David's pick). The TML crew discussed the connection between American western folk heroes and characters in Chinese kung fu movies. They also talk about the Chinese and Hong Kong film industries  and the birth of the Wuxia and Martial Arts hero's.  David and Izzi chronicle the influence choreographer Yuen Woo Ping has on movies such as recent Marvel movies with his fast paste , smoothed edited fights.

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