Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Return of Bruce Lee

If you haven't noticed my introduction already, then you would have missed out on me telling the world that one of my passions besides writing at this blog, would be watching movies. Some say that listening to music, reading a book and watching movies, can in fact be a form of therapy. Seriously I don't know if this has any truth, but boy do I get a thrill when there's a great movie at the Cinema. Ya, action movies are also in my line-up of favourite movies as well, besides the love for comedy. One of my favourite all time action heroes is non other than Li Yuen Kam ...... (who is that???) Well, to save you the agony, it's none other than the worlds greatest martial artist and actor, Bruce Lee. And this article is all about his return!

That's right, born in San Francisco, California, USA, on the 27th of November, 1940 Bruce Lee was named Li Yuen Kam by his mom, as his dad was away on an Opera tour. But, upon his return, the name Li Yuen Kam was changed to Jun Fan. I know most of us right up to now, would have thought that Bruce Lee was born in China but how wrong were we, as all that time he was holding an American citizenship.

Bruce had actually started his acting career in America in the 1960's and did this right up till 1970, where in all that time he was moved around many different sets of roles. Unhappy with not getting the right sort of script, Lee moved to Hong Kong in 1971 and got his first lead role in the box office movie "The Big Boss" and from then onwards, the world recognized this great man we call, Bruce Lee!

Why I'm telling you all this is because I'm so happy that finally after all this time, China's national broadcaster, is currently on location and have begun shooting a 50-part TV series "The Legend of Bruce Lee" based on the life of the martial art icon. And the producers are hoping to air this in April next year, in their run-up of hosting the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. This is something I'm definitely anticipating to watch!


Jason said...

Very cool. I'll make sure the DVR has enough free space to record it :P

darlene said...

he would be proud to know your such a fan of his

NIHAL said...

Hi Jason, my friend.

Glad you came by. Yup, you're right, this is worth watching!

NIHAL said...

Hello Darlene :)

Well, what can I say, I simply adore his attitude towards life in general. It's sad that a great man as he, is no longer with us.

Anyway, I'm happy to hear from you. Thanks :)

jaunesk said...

Something new about Bruce. I remember I was still on my earlier teen when he passed away. Those who love Kung Fu movie sure miss his unique acting and fight chirography.

NIHAL said...

Hi Jaunesk,

Thanks for taking the time to pen down a comment.

Well, it's hard these days to find anyone come close to him, talent and attitude wise. Being unique was what made him Bruce Lee, that's what I like about him :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome. I grew up on Bruce Lee! No one 'Kicked ASS' like him!

How are you sweetie? Hope everything is going well!

- Anna

NIHAL said...

Hi Anna!

Wow, looks like we have another lady friend who loves 'action' movies (not many out there these days...)

I'm doing fine, Anna, but life could be better. Thanks for your concern :)

Bobby Revell said...

Wow Nihal I had no idea. Thanks for that, Bruce Lee was the greatest of all martial art film stars and perhaps the greatest martial artist to ever live. I am a huge fan of his and will be for the rest of my life. I have always felt so bad for his wife Linda Lee who lost Bruce and their incredible son Brandon, who was on the path the superstardom when he was so tragically killed. You really do blog about anything & everything! I thank you again, without you I surely wouldn't have heard about this:) I agree with you on his attitude, it's something we should all take a little time to learn from this great man!

NIHAL said...

Thanks Bobby,

It's great to know that we share some common likeness with Bruce Lee. Ya, what happened to the family is so sad though :(