truly a man machine. Bruce Lee, playing ping pong & with matches

Real or not, Bruce Lee was a very disciplined human being. When one applies oneself anything is possible. [ Do try that at home ]

**Full version of the Bruce Lee Limited Edition Nokia N96 promotion ad + a shabby "making of video"

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Anonymous said...

Haha, this is fake but Bruce Lee was awesome, without a doubt. He was (and is) a hero for many people, including me, of course. Boy, was I obsessed by his movies when I was younger...

Denard Henry aka Sonic Architect said...

Along with Bruce Lee, back in the day for me, was Kung Fu (a U.S TV series) David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine [虔官昌 Qián Guānchāng]

Yeah, it would be nice to find a proper behind the scenes/making of the Nokia N96 promotion ad though, anyone got that?

Anonymous said...

Do you know that they first considered Bruce Lee for Kung Fu? That's because he became popular in his role as Kato in the Green Hornet series.
But at the end, they thought an Asian guy can't have the leading role in an American tv series. Times have been different back then (and more racist, so to speak), so they gave it to David Carradine who is looking a bit silly in this role, in my opinion.

Bruce Lee was very upset by this decision because he tried hard to get into proper movie business in the USA. He went back to Hongkong and became a super star there with his new style of action movies.
He had his Hollywood break-through years later with "Enter The Dragon" but sadly passed away not long after this success.

Denard Henry aka Sonic Architect said...

Oh yes, I got the back story on that. I really don't think in 1972-75 my parents would've alloyed me to kick back with a bucket of popcorn checking out: Fist of Fury (1972), Way of the Dragon (1972) and/or given for that matter, Enter the Dragon (1973). So the Kung Fu T.V series was more the speed for this young grasshopper ;-]. You also must remember the story was written as: Kwai Chang Caine (David Carradine) is the orphaned son of an American man and a Chinese woman in mid-19th century China. If anything the show helped me appreciate a culture I wasn't familiar with at that age and eventually introduce me to a proper Bruce Lee. I totally missed the whole Green Hornet (1966–1967), it's also reported that Bruce Lee hated the role of Kato because he "thought it was so subservient".

Anonymous said...

Yeah, "Kato" was more a stereotype than anything else. You are right, series like Kung Fu have probably been the introduction to that matter for a lot of people back then.
Bruce Lee actually jump-started what we call "Hongkong / KungFu action movies" today, so everything that came after was already on a different level.

I'm more a child of the 80s and saw all these movies and series many years after their making. That's why I might have another perspective than the generations before me.
Also, back then in East Germany, it was rather difficult to get the chance to see and know all this. But after watching "Way Of The Dragon" (on West German television) and "The Shaolin Temple" (first Jet Lee movie), I became so obsessed, that no-one could stop me from watching and investigating, haha.

That's actually how I became interested in China and its culture. So many years later, I went there and now it's part of me and my life.
Life goes strange ways. I like it, how those important things in your life keep coming back, no matter what you do. It's the same with music for me.

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