This is my own design, hope you like it. – Obi
Once again its time for the 4th annual All-Bruce Month, as November 27th nears I would like to mark the 72nd celebration of Lee Jun Fan’s life with an entire month dedicated to Bruce Lee’s life, impact on culture, his teachings and of course his movies.
Bruce gave birth to an entire genre culture when his first film The Big Boss/Fists of Fury took America by storm and spawned an entire decade of Kung Fu Cinema, costumes, ninjas and a generation of actors such as Tony Jaa, Chuck Norris, Steven Seagal, Jet Li and his own son the late Brandon Lee. Without Bruce we probably would not have 3 or 4 martial arts studios in every town, Chuck Norris would not be cool, Daniel Larusso would not have inspired every kid to stand up for himself with a crane kick and Sho Kosugi would not have spawned the ninja age. It all started with Bruce.
Bruce Lee was not just movies, his teachings in Jeet Kune Do, philosophy and life still remain relevant today. The title banner of this site is highlighted with a Chinese Character that resembles a double-sided K, in fact that is the character for “water.” When I created this site I added it along with the “wisdom of the Dragon” section. The character for water is a reference to what I consider Bruce’s most inspirational quote: “Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
Look for All-Bruce in November!
Because like the Grammy’s the awards will be evenly divided between the films that showcase Hollywood’s best faces. Expect to see Martin Scorsese and the folks of Hugo make several trips. Why don’t they call the Oscars the “yearly celebration of one film and the ‘thanks for coming’ participation awards of a few others.” It will never be anything more.
So here we will have no singing, no horrible skits, and no crappy host. And best of all this will take you 5 minutes tops, I have under cut the Academy by 3 hours and 6 minutes run time.
Michael Emerson presenting for Best Actor – In a year with no real stand out performances it was an easy choice to select Continue reading