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Originally posted by blazenresearcher
First some great Martial Art talent...
Agency.Asia: Your JWT Network did splendidly to take out the network of the year at Adfest. Were you aware that your sister agency in Beijing were also armed with such a dynamic campaign in ‘Bruce Lee Ping Pong’, or was it as much a surprise to you as it was to everybody else that your network was going to take out the overall honours at Adfest 2009?
Originally posted by pryingopen3rdeye
and regardless of it they did not decide to use the video of him playing ping pong for an advertisement until after it had been shot, they started up the ping pong match for entertainment it was a between shots game they decided to film when they saw how incredible it was it became clear to them the video could make money being used for something, no surprise that the movie industry wanted to use it as an advertisement
Polly Chu: Yes, we discussed with the director how to make it look like a never-seen-before secret footage of Bruce Lee.
The director took a great effort to study Bruce Lee and found the right talent.
We used an up and coming local Chinese director whose passion could be seen in every second of the film.
Originally posted by pryingopen3rdeye
reply to post by alfa1
just because it was used for advertising does not mean it was fake,
bruce lee was always very adamant that none of his shots be faked. he wanted to show the reality of the art he was very adamant to never fake it with any of the Hollywood bologna
and regardless of it they did not decide to use the video of him playing ping pong for an advertisement until after it had been shot, they started up the ping pong match for entertainment it was a between shots game they decided to film when they saw how incredible it was it became clear to them the video could make money being used for something, no surprise that the movie industry wanted to use it as an advertisementedit on 10/6/11 by pryingopen3rdeye because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Novise
I read a book that he wrote from his hospital bed. I think he broke his leg, or maybe his arm. Well he decided to make the best use of his time in the bed and make a book while he couldn't do anything else. He is pretty much how I was introduced to Taoism. He is a major inspiration.
He was never about renouncing the world or anything monastic. He believed in making an honest living and having a good family and pursuing your goals.
I think the best way to sum him up is that he was so full of energy. He could do those movies and physical feats, but he also was tireless in explaining his own philosophy. Which by now I think many can appreciate the difficulties of bringing eastern philosophies to the west. It's not easy to explain, but he was a very disciplined hard worker, full of energy.
It's interesting to compare how he brought Taoism to the west, and how Shunryu Suzuki brought Buddhism to the west. Suzuki sort of overcame the difficulties with his wisdom and straightforwardness, Bruce Lee with his energy and work ethic. I do not know if there was a more key person to bring Taoism to the west, there may have been.
“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” ― Bruce Lee