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The Concept

April 16 2017 at 6:16 AM
Ivan  (no login)

Response to Re: To S.Wira: The Interconnections Between KUNG FU & THE WARRIOR


Lee spoke about the Warrior's concept on HK-TVB before. He said he had many ideas since he was a child in the 1950s after watching and reading all kinds of HK martial arts movies, novels, comics etc. He was deeply influenced by all these ancient martial arts stories and had even drawn many pictures of various kinds of traditional Kung Fu men in the 50s and 60s.

Also, ever since he was a kid, he had this idea of fighting for injustice against the white and Japanese evils.
He had even got this crazy idea of a highly-skilled Shaolin Kung Fu man wandering in the West, fighting the cowboys and saving his fellow Chinese coolies there. He got this idea when he was a teenager back in HK after learning the Chinese workers hard life history in the 19th century U.S.

This was Lee's idea and surely predate Spielman's Kung Fu's concept. The only thing was Lee did not put them into a script (only notes later) and never registered its copyright like what Spielman did.

I believe Lee has his own idea of a Kung Fu man fighting in the West setting which was similar to Kung Fu. Didn't he told Pierre Berton that Warner and Paramount reject this Western setting idea (initially). It's really disgusting that the Studio dropped him and still use the Western setting which Lee suggested.

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  • Re: The Concept - JKD54 on Apr 16, 2017, 9:13 PM
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