Bruce Lee Wrote this film

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Bruce Lee Wrote this film

Postby Masato » Wed May 23, 2018 6:42 am

Hey all

Maybe you've heard of this, I never did. Found it by fluke tonight.

Apparently Bruce Lee wrote this film, it was his vision to make a Zen-film with parables and wisdoms beyond the typical Hong Kong or Hollywood martial arts flicks.

Anyways its got David Carradine in it, Christopher lee and some He-Man lookin dude, lol

Its pretty cool! Not your typical film, its like a living book of Zen koans, but with fight scenes :D

Here is what shows up before the film starts:

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CIRCLE OF IRON!!


Full film here:
http://vexmovies.org/circle-of-iron

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Postby Masato » Wed May 23, 2018 6:44 am

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looks like it may have had a B title, The Silent Flute:

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Postby Edge Guerrero » Thu May 24, 2018 3:10 pm

- The Kung-fu series was a Bruce Lee idea.
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Postby Masato » Thu May 24, 2018 6:08 pm

love those oldschool hand-drawn posters

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Postby Redneck » Wed May 30, 2018 11:50 am

Edge Guerrero wrote:- The Kung-fu series was a Bruce Lee idea.



And he was supposed to play Caine but Hollywood got nervous about having a Chinese leading man, so they hired a Caucasian to play a Chinaman instead. This was considered less offensive at the time.

It's ironic that the same Caucasian would once again take Bruce Lee's role in this movie.

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Postby Masato » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:00 pm

ttt

watching today

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Postby Diet Butcher » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:13 pm

Wasnt it originally called "The Silent Flute" or something like that?

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Postby Edge Guerrero » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:01 pm

- Would like a movie about how the real Bruce interacted with people in his movies!
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Postby Edge Guerrero » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:03 pm

Redneck wrote:
Edge Guerrero wrote:- The Kung-fu series was a Bruce Lee idea.



he was supposed to play Caine but Hollywood got nervous about having a Chinese leading man, so they hired a Caucasian to play a Chinaman instead. This was considered less offensive at the time.

It's ironic that the same Caucasian would once again take Bruce Lee's role in this movie.


What Kelly remembers about Bruce Lee is they both “had similar struggles” being people of color in America. Race relations in the United States have changed so much from the 70s that a whole generation has grown up without an intimate knowledge of the culture then. Kelly says that Bruce Lee had “caught hell” in Hollywood because he was Chinese. “They didn’t want him in Hollywood,” Kelly said.

Kelly asserts that Kung Fu, the TV show that starred the late David Carradine, was “made for Bruce Lee.” That claim is backed by Bruce Lee’s widow Linda Lee Cadwell, who in her book Bruce Lee: The Man Only I Knew said Bruce Lee created the concept in 1971 for the series which was then stolen by Warner Bros.

Kelly says the writer of the series Kung Fu took the script to Bruce Lee and Lee wanted to do it. The writer, Kelly explains, went to the major studios, who loved the project and “Hey, everything’s good. We just can’t have a Chinese guy that starred in an American (film). So we gotta get a white guy and make him look half-Chinese. But we don’t want Bruce because he’s Chinese.”


https://blog.sfgate.com/abraham/2010/04/10/jim-kelly-on-enter-the-dragon-bruce-lee-discrimination-wondercon-sf/
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