Martial Arts Master: The Life of Bruce Lee

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Released 1993

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1993
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Martial Arts Master: The Life of Bruce Lee examines the athletic grace, complex personality and extraordinary success of the legendary star. This 1994 documentary retraces his life story from his 1940 birth in San Francisco, a childhood in Hong Kong as the son of an opera star, then his brief Hollywood stardom before his tragic death at 32 years old. Lee has been widely credited with making martial arts a global phenomenon. His films "Fists of Fury" and "Way of the Dragon" introduced a new type of warrior. He developed a unique fighting style he named Jeet Kune Do, which translates to The Way of the Intercepting Fist. This thoughtful film looks at both the fighter and the family man, and includes a rare interview with his son, Brandon. Interviews with martial artists and fellow actors like Jim Kelly, Jackie Chan and James Coburn (a former student of Lee's) give a sense of his working style and generous nature.
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    Documentary, Sports

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    Martial Arts, Culture, Biography