JACKIE CHAN INSIDE THE DRAGON

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Clive Gentry III, Taylor Trade Publishing,First edition, April 1 1997, Softcover.


The Blurb on the Back:

GET READY TO RUMBLE

He's the most exciting and popular actor in the world - a man who'll literally do anything to please his fans: from walking on red-hot coals to falling seventy feet from a clock tower! He's actor, director and stuntman Jackie Chan.

Finally fans can learn about the man who has wowed worldwide audiences with his unique blend of death-defying stunts and charming comedy in the first biography written on him.

In Jackie Chan: Inside the Dragon. author Clive Gentry III offers fascinating dtails about Chan's life and art. Discover his dramatic childhood as a Peking Opera student; his early, more serious kung-fu films; his overnight success with Snake in the Eagle's Shadow and Drunken Master; how he almost died during the filming of Armour of God; and his inventive directorial masterpieces such as Project A, Police Story and Armour of God II: Operation Condor. Discover how he finally conquered America with Rumble in the Bronx and what it means for his future---Will it be Hong Kong or Hollywood?

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

The truth behind Chan's incredible stunts and a body injury chart detailing what the cost has been in broken bones.

An authoritave discussion of Jackie's martial arts techniques and how he pulls off fight sequences.

Interviews with co-stars, directors and friends, including Sammo Hung, screenwriter Edward Tang, Richard Norton, Benny "the jet" Urquidez, and Stanley Tong.

An exhaustive appendix containing a complete Chan filmography, a listing of Hong Kong film awards, Chinese characters for actors and film titles, information on obtaining Hong Kong videos and more.

175 photographs and illustations comprising rare posters and lobby cards, film stills, behind-the-scenes shots on set, and storyboard art.

THIS IS A BOOK NO JACKIE CHAN FAN CAN DO WITHOUT

Clive Gentry III is editor-in-chief of Hong Kong Film Connection, acclaimed as the best fanzine on Hong Kong cinema. He has served as an advisor for the USA Film Festival and other international film festivals. He lives in Dallas, Texas.


Condition; Good book cover has some minor signs of shelf wear.

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