Fighting for the Movies

 

This article was written by Roy Horan. He was the actor who played the phony priest in Jackie's breakthru movie, "Snake in the Eagles Shadow". He was also the student of Hwang Cheng Li, the villain in both, "Snake in the Eagles Shadow", and "Drunken Master". The article covers all aspects of choreographing martial art fight scenes, it explains in detail how a fight is actually filmed and at what speeds. It clears up the statement that Jackie made when asked if he speeds up his fights scenes. After throwing 3 lightning fast punches at the interviewer, he replies, "I'm fast enough, why do I have to speed it up, I have to slow down". After reading the article, and understanding what it takes to create a believable fight scene, I think that you will get a truer appreciation of how great Jackie really is. Enjoy!!!