Sunday, October 29, 2006


At the risk of confessing something of my violent side, I do have a bit of an obsession with the mechanics of fighting (much much more the theory side than the practic-al/e side). I want to do a kind of party video (humour me) of the best movie fight scenes - you know one of these random video monitors of some random out of context action that just makes the party/bar scene more complete than if it were absent (it could also be great sporting moments or the high-speed cinematography of billiard ball interactions, but for the moment I am thinking fight scenes - actually car chases would also be a good theme).

So, to that end, what are the great fight scenes ? The opening fight scene in Reloaded is definitely going to be in - that is a really nicely choreographed scene (my preference is definitely for techniques in the trapping range). The stilted (perhaps punctuated is a better term) style of the Thai boxer in Mach (Ong-bak?) and Tom yum goong (sorry, I am not sure what the English titles are) is quite appealing for its screen effect. Bruce and Jackie would obviously feature. Who else ? The close-in fight at the end of Equilibrium with the hand guns is also very well done.

To what degree would this fall under fair-use ? Can I post it to YouTube without fear of repercussions ?


At 9:57 AM, Blogger A Shropshire Lad said...

The scene in the Japanese 'house' in Kill Bill Vol 1

Any of the Rocky fights?

When Luke fights Darth Vader in one of the Star Wars movies

Oh yeah... and when King Arthur fights the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail :-)

At 10:04 AM, Blogger A Shropshire Lad said...

Oh yeah, just remembered something close to your own heart...

You have to include the final fight scene in "Highlander"


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