Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Book

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Eirini Press, 2011 - Martial arts films - 360 pages
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From Bruce Lee to James Bond, Jackie Chan to Jet Li, Enter the Dragon to Kung Fu Panda, kung fu films remain a thrilling part of movie-lovers' lives. Now the acknowledged pioneer in the genre presents his magnum opus on the subject, incorporating information and revelations never before seen in America. From the ancient Peking Opera origins to its superhero-powered future, Ric Meyers reveals the loony, the legendary, and everything in between. This vivid, action-packed book may delight, surprise, fascinate, and even enlighten you with a personal V.I.P. tour through the wondrous world of the most ridiculously exhilarating movies ever made.
 

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Films of Fury is a comprehensive overview of kung fu films from their early pre-WWII days to pretty close to present day (surprisingly close for a book). It is written by notable kung fuologist Ric ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
9
Preface
13
Kung Foundation
19
The King of Kung Fu
37
The Shaw Standard
69
The Clown Prince of Kung Fu
117
The Clown Princes Court
155
Woman Wushu Warriors
169
Jet Powered
197
Gun Pu
225
Kung FU S A
241
Kung Futures
287
THE TOP 100 KUNG PU MOVIES 1966 2010
337
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Ric Meyers is an award-winning author, editor, consultant, teacher, and performer. His non-fiction books include The World of Fantasy Films, The Great Science Fiction Films, Murder on the Air, and TV Detectives, as well as two previous milestone martial arts movie books. His novels include the first Incredible Hulk novel, Cry of the Beast, two science fiction novels (Doomstar and Return to Doomster), three horror novels (Fear Itself, Living Hell, and Worst Nightmare) and the Dungeon & Dragons' Forgotten Realms mystery-fantasy Murder in Halruua. He was the head writer of Fangoria, associate editor of Starlog, consulting editor for Famous Monsters of Filmland, assistant editor of Movie Monsters, contributing editor for The Weekly World News, and a columnist for Asian Cult Cinema and Inside Kung Fu. He has contributed liner notes, audio commentaries, interviews, and/or cover copy for more than four hundred international DVDs. An inductee into five martial art halls of fame, he has taught seminars at movie studios like DreamWorks and TV networks like Nickelodeon, not to mention hosting the renowned San Diego Comic Con Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza for more than a decade. Meyers has served as visiting professor at City College of New York, Brigham Young University, the Chinese Culture University in Taiwan, and the University of Bridgeport's Martial Arts Studies Degree Program. In addition to appearing on A&E, the Discovery Channel, Bravo, and Starz Encore, he has scripted the new documentary Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie.

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