Gorilla on a Park Bench

My name is CJ, I play video games and watch films. Sometimes I even write about them.

gutsanduppercuts:

This is the only video I’ve ever come across in which a fight choreography legend actually breaks down how to make martial arts look good for the camera.
It’s amazing to see how Lau Kar Leung had such a natural eye for kung fu. From the angles, to the body language.

This video is what made me want to choreograph or at least learn about choreography. Hell, half the amateur fight clip directors on YouTube could learn a thing or two from this seemingly dated clip.

A true legend.

visionsoflight:

Challenge of the Masters

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Director: Kar-Leung Lau

Director of Photography: Tien-Yu Wang

visionsoflight:

Shaolin Mantis

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Director: Kar-Leung Lau

Director of Photography: Arthur Wong

The Spiritual Boxer (Lau Kar-leung, 1976)

ikaristwin:

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978) dir. Lau Kar-Leung

"This film moved me so much not only from the martial arts action and the philosophy of Buddhism that was instilled in the movie, but also the overcoming of oppression. Growing up, I knew that I was being oppressed; I knew the black man’s struggle was oppressive in America, you know, reading Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. I knew of our struggle. But I didn’t know that that struggle was all around the world. I didn’t know that struggle was in all time periods. And when I saw this movie, it resonated with me in a way that I was like, "Wow, the government is just oppressing them, coming in and taking their homes, destroying their property. How they gonna win?" And from a single word, which was "Shaolin," our hero was able to go find himself and find the way to help bring the end to that oppression." - RZA    

liquorsexandtattoos:

Think about how fast he snitched tho

(Source: vinegod, via andrewinfante)

The Simpsons - Season 3 Episode 19 Dog of Death
"Oh I know what it is. You’re the biggest man in the world now and you’re covered in gold!"
"Fourteen carat gold!"

The Simpsons - Season 3 Episode 19 Dog of Death

"Oh I know what it is. You’re the biggest man in the world now and you’re covered in gold!"

"Fourteen carat gold!"

The Simpson Season 3 Episode 19 Dog of Death