Just for fun, this is a clip from an early movie with Jackie Chan, called ‘City Hunter’. It is obviously one of my more serious roles. Especially, might I add, the crying scene at the start of the fight. This clip reminds me of when Jackie explained to me about his style of movie. He said you will never see gratuitous blood or gore, vulgarity or sexual references in his films. He wanted the action to be like the old silent movie stars like Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton did. If you turned the sound off, you could still enjoy the fun filled physicality of the scene. This way all the kids could still be able to enjoy his movies time and time again. I remember one interviewer describing Jackie’s fight scenes as like ‘watching a speeding bullet in reverse’. In other words it was often about Jackie’s character attempting to get away from the confrontation. If you watch some of the old Charlie Chaplin movies, that is usually what you will see, with all the hilarity that follows as a result. Anyway, please enjoy, just for the fun of it.
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