'The Bruce Lee that Hong Kong Knew' Series
In association with the exhibition "Bruce Lee: Kung Fu ‧ Art ‧ Life"
Bruce Lee was one of the world’s most famous martial artists and an action movie star who became an international icon. But before he gained fame and popularity, Bruce lived and grew up in Hong Kong, and that’s the theme that the Hong Kong Heritage Museum wants to explore. 'The Bruce Lee that Hong Kong Knew' is a series of dedicated activities that look at Bruce Lee and explore his life, career and achievements from a variety of perspectives – some completely original. Comprising lectures, sharing, interactive and demonstrations, the programmes will lead Hong Kong citizens into the world of Bruce Lee.
'Bruce Lee – A Hero Who Grew Up in Hong Kong' Forum
This forum will be conducted in English.
Bruce Lee was an internationally renowned Chinese martial arts star who was born in San Francisco’s Chinatown. But he spent his childhood in Hong Kong and starred in numerous Hong Kong films. Himself a filmmaker, the host of this forum will apply his own experience and insights to introduce Bruce’s life and career and also explore, from the perspective of Hong Kong’s film industry and by means of some invaluable video footage, how Bruce’s movies became recognised as the pinnacle of Chinese action films.
Lecture – 'Bruce Lee’s Film Career as a Set of Nunchaku'
This lecture will be conducted in Cantonese.
Bruce Lee appeared as two distinct personalities in his Hong Kong films, first as a gifted child actor and later as a kung fu superstar, and the image he presented and the performances he produced in these separate phases were so different that they could be two entirely different people. If Bruce’s career were a pair of nunchaku, these two periods would be the ‘sticks’, and they would be connected by his brief experience in the US film industry as the chain connecting and endowing them with life. This lecture reviews the distinguishing features of the different stages of Bruce Lee’s film career and the achievements he recorded in each.
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