A still from The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple (1928), which is is generally considered to be the first of the martial arts genre as we know it. A still from The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple (1928), which is is generally considered to be the first of the martial arts genre as we know it.
A still from The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple (1928), which is is generally considered to be the first of the martial arts genre as we know it.

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

  • Early martial arts films were based on Beijing opera and northern styles of kung fu. Later, they were inspired by southern fighting styles
  • The mid-60s saw the start of a golden age for choreographers like Lau Kar-leung and Tong Kai, who composed and directed fight scenes, and began being credited

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
A still from The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple (1928), which is is generally considered to be the first of the martial arts genre as we know it. A still from The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple (1928), which is is generally considered to be the first of the martial arts genre as we know it.
A still from The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple (1928), which is is generally considered to be the first of the martial arts genre as we know it.
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