This is nonfiction commentary. Chapters: Drunken Master, Iron Monkey, Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, Magnificent Butcher, Tai Chi Master, Drunken Tai Chi, Last Hero in China, Dance of the Drunk Mantis, Dreadnaught, Wing Chun, Shaolin Drunkard. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 51. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Drunken Master, a.k.a. Drunk Monkey In The Tiger's Eye, is a 1978 Hong Kong martial arts action comedy film directed by Yuen Woo-ping, and starring Jackie Chan, billed as "Jacky Chan," Yuen Siu Tien (aka Simon Yuen), and Hwang Jang Lee. The film popularised the Zui Quan (, "drunken fist") style. This film was a large success at the Hong Kong box office. The film earned two and a half times the amount of Chan's previous film, Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, which was also considered a successful film. It is an early example of the comedic kung fu style for which he became famous. This movie got a fresh rating of 73% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film's protagonist Wong Fei Hung () was a Chinese martial artist, a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner and a revolutionary who lived towards the end of the Qing Dynasty. He became a Chinese folk hero and the subject of several Hong Kong TV programmes and films. "Beggar So" So Chan ("" ), who plays a supporting role in the film, is also another character from Chinese folklore and one of the Ten Tigers of Canton. So is often cast as an associate of Wong Fei Hung, or rather, Wong's disciple uncle (). The plot centers on a young and mischievous Wong Fei Hung (sometimes dubbed as "Freddie Wong"). Wong runs into a series of troubles. Firstly, he teaches an overbearing assistant martial arts teacher a lesson. Next, he makes advances on a woman to impress his friends, and is soundly thrashed by her older female guardian as a result; his shame is compo...http: //booksllc.net/?id=437840
Films Directed by Yuen Woo- Ping (Study Guide) : Drunken Master, Iron Monkey, Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, Magnificent Butcher, Tai Chi Master
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