Jackie Chan, The Matrix’s Yuen Woo-ping on martial arts choreographer’s role in Hong Kong action cinema

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Jackie Chan, The Matrix’s Yuen Woo-ping on martial arts choreographer’s role in Hong Kong action cinema

Martial arts choreographers are the unsung heroes of classic Hong Kong cinema. Many directors were not trained in martial arts, and handed over the shooting of the fight scenes to these specialised choreographers, who arranged them after consultation with the directors.Sometimes martial arts choreographers would even man the camera for the fight scenes, temporarily taking control of the shoot and acting like the director. Similar jobs exist in Hollywood, but the level of independence and…

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