How two of King Hu’s best martial arts movies, Raining in the Mountain and Legend of the Mountain, have hardly any fight scenes

//How two of King Hu’s best martial arts movies, Raining in the Mountain and Legend of the Mountain, have hardly any fight scenes

How two of King Hu’s best martial arts movies, Raining in the Mountain and Legend of the Mountain, have hardly any fight scenes

Although King Hu helped launch the new wave of wuxia films with Come Drink with Me in 1966, the director – unlike many of his contemporaries – was not particularly interested in martial arts styles. Hu often said in interviews that he knew little about martial arts and used his knowledge of the movements of Beijing Opera when discussing fight scenes with choreographers. The director’s primary interests were the aesthetics of movement, and – even though he was not himself a Buddhist – the ideas…

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