Marial Arts Films

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.