Andrew Koji in a still from Warrior. Photo: HBO/David Bloomer

How Bruce Lee’s Warrior TV series was brought to life by his daughter and Fast and Furious director Justin Lin

  • In the 1970s the martial arts star came up with a TV series about a Chinese martial artist wandering America’s Old West. The studios turned him down but released a similar series Kung Fu, with American actor David Carradine
  • Lee’s daughter Shannon talks about finding her father’s drawings and notes and joining forces with Justin Lin to make the series
Topic |   Streaming video and TV

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Andrew Koji in a still from Warrior. Photo: HBO/David Bloomer
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A still from Zhang Yimou’s directorial debut Red Sorghum (1988).

How China’s Fifth Generation filmmakers defied censorship and criticism to break new ground

  • New ways of storytelling and rich political allegories were the innovations that this new breed of maverick directors introduced
  • Bold in abstraction and symbolism, their films relied on images rather than dialogue for expression
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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A still from Zhang Yimou’s directorial debut Red Sorghum (1988).
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