Welcome to the web site for English 293–Introduction to Film at the University of South Carolina Aiken. We will be using this site to manage the class and discuss the films we will be viewing.
In this brief “how to” video, La Frances Hui, film curator for the Museum of Modern Art, discuss the sub-genres of martial arts films with a specific emphasis on Lau Kar-leung, who she considers the grandmaster of the kung fu genre. I’ve watched a few Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee films and had some laughs as a kid laughing at the movies dubbed into English but had not heard of Lau Kar-leung. Watching the snippets here, though, makes me realize that I have not seen a “real” kung fu film.
Here is a three-part series of videos that include film shots opposite the famous pieces of art that inspired them.