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Beyond Bruce LeeChasing the Dragon Through Film, Philosophy, and Popular Culture$
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Paul Bowman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780231165297

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231165297.001.0001

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Re-Enter the Dragon, Beyond Bruce Lee

Re-Enter the Dragon, Beyond Bruce Lee

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(p.173) Chapter Seven Re-Enter the Dragon, Beyond Bruce Lee
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Beyond Bruce Lee
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Paul Bowman

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231165297.003.0007

This chapter reads the “beyond” of Bruce Lee in terms of the emergence of the “Oriental style” in Hollywood. It explores the intimate yet paradoxical relationship between “Oriental” martial arts and the drive for “authenticity” in both film choreography and martial arts practices; plotting the trajectories of key martial arts crossovers since Bruce Lee. It argues that, post-Bruce Lee, Western film fight choreography first moved into and then moved away from overtly Chinese, Japanese, Hong Kong, or indeed obvious “Oriental style”; a move that many have regarded as a deracination or Westernization of fight choreography. However, a closer look reveals that this apparent deracination is actually the unacknowledged rise of Filipino martial arts within Hollywood.

Keywords:   Bruce Lee, martial arts films, artists, Enter the Dragon, Hollywood, Oriental martial arts, Filipino martial arts

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