The martial arts choreographers who brought fight scenes to life in wuxia and kung fu films

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The martial arts choreographers who brought fight scenes to life in wuxia and kung fu films

Hong Kong martial arts films owe much of their success to martial arts choreographers. But their history is mainly undocumented. A brief 1999 essay by the Hong Kong Film Archive’s Yu Mo-wan, called Martial Arts Directors in Hong Kong Cinema, set out the historical framework of the craft and provided some of the material for this story. Beginnings in ShanghaiThe first wuxia films were made in Shanghai, then known as “the Hollywood of the East”, in the 1920s. According to Stephen Teo’s all…

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