Kung Fu Movies For Dummies
January 12, 2014 9:56 AM Subscribe
What reference materials can you recommend regarding...not sure the correct term: Kung Fu movies? Hong Kong action movies? Martial Arts movies? Wuxia?
posted by Ipsifendus to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for books or websites that will serve me in good stead as I attempt to explore Kung Fu movies and the like. Part of my problem here is that my ignorance is near total, so I don't even know the proper terminology for genres and sub genres. Best way I can think of to describe what I'm curious about is that I'm inferring its existence from the few and scattered elements that make it to the US, or that are produced in the US as homage. So, the keywords that I would throw out are: Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon", "Shaolin Soccer", "Kung Fu Hustle", "Kill Bill".
So, what books and resources can I consult to get myself better educated on the genres to which these things pertain (or in some cases, are imitative of)?