Gun fu is the style of sophisticated close-quarters gunplay seen in Hong Kong action cinema and in Western films influenced by it. It often resembles a martial arts battle played out with firearms instead of traditional weapons.
The focus of gun fu is style, and the usage of firearms in ways that they were not designed to be used. Shooting a gun from each hand, shots from behind the back, as well as the use of guns as melee weapons are all common. Other moves can involve shotguns, Uzis, rocket launchers, and just about anything else that can be worked into a cinematic shot. It is often mixed with hand-to-hand combat maneuvers.
"Gun fu" has become a staple factor in modern action films due to its visually appealing nature (regardless of its actual practicality in a real-life combat situation). This is a contrast to American action movies of the 1980s which focused more on heavy weaponry and outright brute-force in firearm-based combat.
Before 1986, Hong Kong cinema was firmly rooted in two genres: the martial arts film and the comedy. Gunplay was not terribly popular because audiences had considered it boring, compared to fancy kung-fu moves or graceful swordplay of the wu shu epics. What moviegoers needed was a new way to present gunplay-- to show it as a skill that could be honed, integrating the acrobatics and grace of the traditional martial arts. And that's exactly what John Woo did. Using all of the visual techniques available to him (tracking shots, dolly-ins, slo-mo), Woo created beautifully surrealistic action sequences that were a 'guilty pleasure' to watch. There is also intimacy found in the gunplay-- typically, his protagonists and antagonists will have a profound understanding of one another and will meet face-to-face, in a tense Mexican standoff where they each point their weapons at one another and trade words.more...
The popularity of John Woo's films, and the heroic bloodshed genre in general, in the West helped gi...
Mewton, Big Tree, or Wu Da Shu. Being 6'2", he is the true tree of all mankind and the co-founder of xiao mao. Milton has "the darkest black hair" she's ever seen, exclaimed one random lady.
"yo! da shu!"
"hey tree, wussup?"
"milton wu, six foot two!"
Superiour master of Kung Fu and other Wu Shu, the only "Hollywoodized" martial artist who ever came close to Bruce Lee's mastery of Kung Fu is Yang Sze (more commonly known as Bolo Yeung, he starred in a number of Bruce's movies, as well as the slew of Van Damme's kickboxing flix -- almost invariably as the bad guy.) Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and especially Brandon Lee, etc., did not come close.
Contrary to the haters' belief, Bruce Lee has had a number of high-publicity fights, including one with Bolo(although not taped.)
Bruce Lee's fighting style, and indeed his whole life, has lots of controversy around it. All that controversy aside, the success Bruce Lee attained cannot be forgotten.
a famous martial arts (wu shu)student and performer, who has made many films in China and the United States. He has also one won the national wu shu championship 5 times.
Jet Li is dynamic and exhilerating martial artist.
Pang Tong (Shiyuan)
Born 179 AD - Died 214 AD
Place of birth - Xiang Yang, Hu Bei Province
Pang Tong was a Taoist Scholar like Zhuge Liang, and went by the nickname 'Phoenix Chick'. Pang Tong was a dedicated man and a hard worker and for this he earned a postition in the Office of Merit in Xiang Yang city.
Pang Tong was a well known official in the Southlands, he offered his services to Sun Quan, but was rejected due to his ugly appearance. Also, it was said he disrespected the name of the late Zhou Yu.
Pang Tong was crucial in the success of the Wu / Shu Alliance at the Battle of Chi Bi and convinced Cao Cao to chain his ships together as to prevent sea sickness. This ensured the Wei fleet would be burned and would not be able to escape.
Zhuge Liang recommened Pang Tong's services to Liu Bei as he occupied the southern Jing Zhou provinces. Pang Tong offered three solutions to Liu Bei's problems, and offered to help carry them out. Liu Bei showed much courtesy to Pang Tong and promoted to Deputy Master of the Forces and Imperial Corps Commander.
When Liu Bei invaded Liu Zhang, Pang Tong was appointed Master of Forces. He took Fu Shui Gate rapidly but was mistaken for Liu Bei on the way to Luo Castle, and was assassinated.
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Parts of this definition taken from there.
founder the Shu Kingdom in China's Three Kingdoms period. A relative of the Emperor of Han; refer to Liu Bei as "wang shun" (royal uncle).
Liu Bei borrows Jing Zhou, never to returned. (refering to territories bordering Wu Kingdom)
Jet Li is a ballroom dancer, otherwise known as a Wu Shu practitioner, who can't use any of his so called Kung Fu in a fight, in contrast with REAL Kung Fu which can be applied in virtually every situation, including an assault from Chuck Norris. He is known for many movies, but the most disturbing of all is Fearless, in which he continuously scratches Hou Yan Jia's magnificent name by saying that he did Wu Shu, when he did in fact do Mizhong Lohan (Pernounced Lohon) and Northern Shaolin.
Jet Li once had sex with a choir boy