Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee - Bruce Lee; 1940 - 1973 Bruce The ‘Little...

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Unformatted text preview: Bruce Lee; 1940 - 1973 Bruce The ‘Little Dragon’- even if you have never heard of Bruce Lee, or even if you have but are unfamiliar with his movies, you will probably have watched and enjoyed many films or TV programmes that might not of been made had it not been for his influence. Can you think of any examples? Bruce Lee Bruce If you thought of everything from ‘Hong Kong Fooey,’ to If ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,’ to the ‘Rush Hour’ or ‘Matrix’ films, Jackie Chan or Jet Li, then you are still only scratching the surface of how important Bruce Lee was in bringing a whole new type of movie experience to Western audiences. Can you think of any film stars, or films and TV where the Can martial arts are practised? If so, they probably all owe some debt to Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee – what could he do? what Lee could spring a 235 lb (107 kg) opponent 15 feet (4.6 metres) Lee lb kg opponent feet metres away with a 1 inch punch. away Lee could snatch a dime off a person’s open hand, then replace Lee it with a dollar before they could close their palm. Lee could perform push-ups using only his thumbs. Lee Lee could throw grains of rice up into the air and catch them Lee using only chopsticks. Lee could thrust his hands through unopened cans of Coca Lee Cola. Cola. Lee could break wooden boards 6 inches thick. Lee Lee recommended a food high in nutrition. For instance, he Lee supplemented his diet with vitamins, bee pollen and chocolatesupplemented flavoured protein tablets! Bruce Lee Bruce ‘I’m not a master, I’m a student master.’ ‘If someone comes at you with a sword, run if you can. Kung fu If doesn't always work.’ doesn't Bruce Lee’s first breakthrough film was ‘The Big Boss (1971).’ Bruce ‘The He had tried his luck in the US, but had managed only smaller roles in programmes such as ‘Batman’ and the ‘Green Hornet.’ But ‘The Big Boss’ made him a star throughout Asia. His second movie, ‘Fists of Fury (1972),’ firmly established him as an Asian superstar, and the third, established ‘Way of the Dragon (1972),’ led to his first US Hollywood movie, ‘ Enter the Dragon (1973).’ Enter Lee seemed quicker than all the other martial arts stars, Lee he also had the film-star looks and the charisma to he break box-office records around the world. Kung – fu films were here to stay! Kung Bruce Lee Bruce Bruce Lee died, July 20th 1973. His brain had swollen to many times its real size. He was only 32 years old. At the time, he was making ‘Game of Death,' a film that At ‘Game ,' involved Lee taking on various martial arts experts on his way to solving a criminal mystery… to During his short life, he also trained many film stars in the During martial arts (developing his own style, Jeet Kune Do – what Lee called ‘the art of fighting without fighting.’) ‘the Stars such as James Coburn, Steve McQueen and David Carradine all learned a great deal from him. Later, his son Brandon Lee became a star in his own right. During the filming of ‘The Crow,’ Brandon was tragically Brandon killed by a bullet which was meant to have been a dummy. Bruce Lee Bruce Now look at these clips from You Tube, and see for yourself Now what all the fuss was about. Enjoy! what This powerpoint was kindly donated to www.worldofteaching.com http://www.worldofteaching.com is home to over a thousand powerpoints submitted by teachers. This is a completely free site and requires no registration. Please visit and I hope it will help in your teaching. ...
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