Tag: kung fu

Interview with Yuen Woo-Ping

Friend of the Gutter Colin Geddes interviews Yuen Woo-Ping at That Shelf. “Yuen constantly collaborated with his brothers (Cheung, Shun-Yi, Chun-Yeung and Yat-Chor), who are all talented martial artists and stuntmen, sometimes referred to as The Yuen Clan. We could continue to talk about the many films they’ve […]

Interview with Sammo Hung

The Hollywood Reporter interviews actor/director/producer/martial arts cinema legend and 2019’s HKIFF Filmmaker in Focus, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo. “I’m proud of all my films. I’ve enjoyed great success in many different genres. I have been very blessed to have so many ideas and to continuously produce successful films. I’m […]

“Anamorphic Adventures in Hong Kong”

David Bordwell writes about Shaw Brothers Studios particular use of the widescreen format in film. “The Shawscope blazon opens onto a world of one-armed swordfighters, beautiful woman warriors, and kung-fu masters with very long white eyebrows. Without denying the peculiar pleasures of these sagas, we can peer behind […]

Extract from Ask For The Moon!

Meredith Lewis has shared an extract from her new book, Ask For The Moon: Innovation At Shaw Brothers Studios: “Chopsocky flicks have a dire reputation among most of us Westerners. The average man on the street thinks of badly made films, peopled by corny actors in silly wigs, […]