Bruce Lee 李小龍 – Martial Arts

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Lee Jun-fan ( Chinese: 李振藩 ), known professionally as Bruce Lee ( Chinese: 李小龍 ) actor, director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, and philosopher was the founder of Jeet Kune Do, a hybrid martial arts philosophy drawing from different combat disciplines that is often credited with paving the way for modern mixed martial arts ( MMA ).

Bruce Lee is considered by commentators, critics, media, and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist of all time and a pop culture icon of the 20th century, who bridged the gap between East and West.

He is noted for his roles in five feature-length martial arts films in the early 1970s: Lo Wei’s The Big Boss (1971) and Fist of Fury (1972); Golden Harvest’s Way of the Dragon (1972), directed and written by Lee; Golden Harvest and Warner Brothers’ Enter the Dragon (1973) and The Game of Death (1978), both directed by Robert Clouse. Bruce Lee became an iconic figure known throughout the world, based upon his portrayal of Chinese nationalism in his films and among Asian Americans for defying stereotypes associated with the emasculated Asian male.

He trained in the art of Wing Chun and later combined his other influences from various sources into the spirit of his personal martial arts philosophy, which he dubbed Jeet Kune Do ( The Way of the Intercepting Fist ). Bruce Lee was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. In April 2013, he was posthumously awarded the prestigious Founders Award at The Asian Awards.

Bruce Lee legacy – his films dramatically changed and influenced martial arts and martial arts films in the Hollywood, Hong Kong, and the rest of the world.

“The Wandering Earth” China’s first sci-fi film on Netflix.

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“The Wandering Earth” China’s first sci-fi film on Netflix.

China’s first science fiction blockbuster set in space, “The Wandering Earth,” on Netflix. The Wandering Earth film (Chinese: 流浪地球) which recently became the second highest grossing film of all time in China. The Wandering Earth film is based on the novella of the same title by award-winning sci-fi writer Liu Cixin, the film is directed by Frant Gwo and stars Qu Chuxiao, Li Guangjie, Ng Man-tat and Zhao Jinmai, with a special appearance by Wolf Warrior 2 star Wu Jing. Wu Jing appeared in Gong Shou Dao ( Chinese: 功守道 ), Chinese kung fu short film directed by Wen Zhang and produced by Jet Li, Li Lianjie ( Chinese: 李连杰 ). The film stars Jack Ma Yun (Chinese: 马云 , 馬雲, Jet Li, Donnie Yen ( 甄子丹 ), Tony Jaa, Jacky Heung, Asashōū Akinori, Zou Shiming, and Natasha Liu Bordizzo, production company Alibaba Group.

Netflix will stream it in more than 190 countries and translate it into 28 languages. The movie follows mankind’s efforts to move Earth out of its solar system because the sun has expanded to the point where it will destroy the planet. The film The Wandering Earth (Chinese: 流浪地球) is produced by China Film Group ( 中国电影集团公司 ) and Beijing Culture, which also produced Wolf Warrior 2 and last year’s summer hit Dying To Survive.

Why has this film been such an instant hit? How does it compare with Hollywood sci-fi films? And how does it reflect China’s culture and its vision for the future of mankind?
The POINT CGTN – Discussion about The Wandering Earth film with Prof. Joanne Cheng, a Film Critic and Film Maker; Prof. Yang Yuguang of the China Aerospace Science & Industry Group; Chen Qiufan, founder and CEO of Thema Mundi Production