Action Film Autopsy #11 Supple Mental!

In case you didn’t guess, this is one of my first recordings for the podcast, so it’s much more of a conversation than an interview. Which really means that I do a lot of the talking, because that’s the kind of hairpin I am. But here’s some links to better elaborate on stuff we talked about – mostly in the order that we talked about them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Baron

http://www.comicmix.com/2013/03/12/mike-barons-biker-debuts-from-airship-27/

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bond_in_film

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shang-Chi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Gulacy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Boxer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle_of_Iron

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirling_Silliphant

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Carradine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lone_Wolf_McQuade

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

http://kiaiyamabushiryu.tripod.com/Newsletter/sticky_hands_theory_and_practice.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Chiba

 

Here’s the movie where Chiba said “I want karate fighters, not karate dancers” (or, at least it was translated that way).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champion_of_Death

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_36th_Chamber_of_Shaolin

http://www.comics.org/issue/40977/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val_Mayerik

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_on_the_Sun

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Norris

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Seagal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_Justice

 

My favorite Urban Justice (paraphrased) dialog:

Alice Park (Carmen Merano): This is just for revenge.

Simon Ballister (Seagal): Damn straight.

A: The cycle of revenge will never end.

S: I don’t care.

A: You’re as bad as they are.

S: No. I’m a lot worse.

 

At about this point I hastily commented that “I’m the same way.” Which I think I meant was that my private self is different than my public self. Although, to be perfectly honest, it’s not that much different anymore. Actually, I think I’m much less an a-hole in private, but, remember, I’m the dumb guy who created the song, “I’m a Dumb Guy,” which I mostly sing to myself in private.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ip_Man_(film_series)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8i_f26i2dY

Except here, they, too, get the subtitling wrong. Ip’s son actually says, “Mom says if you DON’T start fighting, the house will be ruined.” English-language translators don’t seem to understand that, while it may look like Ip is already fighting, he’s actually not. He is defending up until that point.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_Li

I might add that Gordon Liu Chia Hui and Jackie Chan have also been in a lion’s share of kung fu film classics as well, but Jet is still the only true kung fu student (Gordon was an accountant and Jackie a Peking Opera performer).

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Belt_(film)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1084019/

 

You’ll find Hittori Hanzo here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Kill_Bill_characters#Hattori_Hanz.C5.8D

You’ll find Razor Hanzo here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanzo_the_Razor

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuen_Woo-ping

 

Do I have to mention The Blind Swordsman again? Yes, I do.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zatoichi

 

Not exactly how I remembered it, but…!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T78lwKBIQYs

 

And now the only decent four minutes in BvS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKSottBl7ow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9e-XIegzpg

 

I misremembered. Daniel is an American, not Canadian:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Wu

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Fung

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Fury

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Gough

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_Millar

 

And, as always, the kung fu teacher I mention is World Heavyweight Tai Chi Push Hands champion Stephen Watson:

https://www.facebook.com/ShhDragon

 

As for Spectre:

https://twitter.com/ricmeyers007/status/662507746063998976

And I agree with Daniel Franish:

http://ew.com/article/2015/11/10/spectre-ending/

 

Well, that’s that for now. Hope to hear you’re here hearing whatever we’ve got for you in two weeks time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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