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Celluloid Katas: Martial Arts in the Movies — A Practitioner’s Prejudices

By James Grady, B.A.




Celluloid Katas: Martial Arts in the Movies — A Practitioner’s Prejudices

What is a “good” martial arts movie? Instead of being a product of or tribute to martial arts, many movies are huckstering mockeries of martial arts. They are also the models for what the public thinks of when terms like “martial arts” and “movies” appear together. A short list of movies featuring martial arts worth watching” are reviewed here.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 7 No. 2 (1998): 16 pages.


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