gutsanduppercuts:

Bruce Lee’s test shots for a proposed period piece he had planned. He wanted to make a true kung fu masterpiece but when he asked for an exuberant amount of money for the time, the studio (Shaw Brothers) backed out.

I can only imagine what could have come out of it. Even these still pictures exude a certain air of being very special.

gutsanduppercuts:

Michael Jackson buying a Bruce Lee double-VHS set in Detroit in 1998.
I love the fact that one of the most iconic musicians of our time (if not the most iconic) was a fan of kung fu movies. From buying Bruce Lee flicks to actually visiting the Shaw Brothers studios when he went to Hong Kong. Michael was doing it long before the Rza.

gutsanduppercuts:

Michael Jackson buying a Bruce Lee double-VHS set in Detroit in 1998.

I love the fact that one of the most iconic musicians of our time (if not the most iconic) was a fan of kung fu movies. From buying Bruce Lee flicks to actually visiting the Shaw Brothers studios when he went to Hong Kong. Michael was doing it long before the Rza.

Today Hong Kong producer Run Run Shaw has passed at the old age of 106. Besides being a Person That Doesn’t Rap But Has A Rapper Name, he is most known for founding the great Shaw Brothers Studios which produced an enormous catalog of kung-fu films, notably featuring martial artist Gordon Liu.

Sometime in the early ’90s however, his movies somehow found their way into the hands of some rappers from Brooklyn and Staten Island and would serve as the core foundation of the Wu-Tang Clan. To this day, the Shaw Brothers influence is still found in nearly all Wu-Tang songs, from their album and track titles, their individual personas, and especially with the RZA’s sampling of the movies they produced.

The Shaw Brothers influence would finally come full circle in 2003 (and reach its greatest audience) when Quentin Tarantino, a fan of their films, created his homage to all things martial arts, KILL BILL. In Tarantino’s kung-fu epic, he payed tribute to the Shaw Brothers movies by using the original Shaw Brothers intro, casting Gordon Liu as two different characters, and even putting a song by the RZA on the soundtrack in which he rhymes Oren Ishii with "Half Chinese-Half Japanesy. So thanks for that.

Run Run Shaw (November 23, 1907 – January 7, 2014)

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BAD CREDIT, YOU’RE RUINING MY GAME

in my top 10 fav movie montages of all time

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u already know

u already know

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traditionalcomics:

Here’s my contribution for a Paul Verhoeven-inspired art show. Robocop meets Showgirls.
By BENJAMIN MARRA

traditionalcomics:

Here’s my contribution for a Paul Verhoeven-inspired art show. Robocop meets Showgirls.

By BENJAMIN MARRA

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