Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon

Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon

Language: English

Pages: 200

ISBN: 0804847819

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A behind-the-scenes look at the life of the most extraordinary martial artist of all time—Bruce Lee.

Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon is a photographic catalog of all facets of this fascinating man, from the start of his career to his untimely and tragic death in 1973. This book reveals a quiet family man behind the charismatic public persona. It shows the real Bruce Lee—the man who was so much more than an international film and martial arts celebrity.

This brilliant photo essay—compiled and edited by Bruce Lee expert John Little with the assistance of Lee's widow, Linda Lee Cadwell—reveals never-before-published family photos, including rare photos of Bruce's childhood in Hong Kong. Tender moments with his children are caught on camera and action shots from his martial arts films are shown.

With a preface by his daughter Shannon Lee and a foreword by wife Linda, the text is drawn directly from Bruce Lee's own diaries and journals. Based on the award-winning Warner Bros. documentary, Bruce Lee: In His Own Words, sections include:

  • Chronology of the Life of Bruce Lee
  • Early Years—why he began studying gung fu (kung fu) and took up wing chun, his first starring role, and his return to the US
  • Hollywood—why he got the part in The Green Hornet, teaching Steve McQueen, James Coburn and Stirling Silliphant, filming Enter the Dragon, The Way of the Dragon, Fist of Fury and more, training and acting with Chuck Norris, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dean Martin and Sharon Tate, and the creation of Jeet Kune Do (JKD)
  • Family—meeting Linda, having children, daily life

This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features:

  • Bruce Lee: Striking Thoughts
  • Bruce Lee: The Tao of Gung Fu
  • Bruce Lee: Artist of Life
  • Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon
  • Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body
  • Bruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do















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They are the universal experience. . . To refuse to be cast down, that is the lesson. Walk on and see a new view. Walk on and see the birds fly. Walk on and leave behind all things that would dam up the inlet-or clog the outlet-of experience. Even though I, Bruce Lee, may die someday without fulfilling all of my ambitions, I feel no sorrow. I did what I wanted to do. What I've done, I've done with sincerity and to the best of my ability. You can't expect much more from life. 1 76 Ep ilogue

interview are incorporated into the documentary film Bruce Lee: In His Own Words. • 1 972. Films second film for Golden Harvest, Fist of Fury (called The Chinese Connection in North America), which breaks all records set by his last film, The Big Boss. • 1 972. Forms his own production company, Concord, and makes his directorial debut in The Way of the Dragon (called Return of the Dragon in North America), which, again, shatters all previous box office records in Hong Kong. •

October-November, 1 972. Begins preliminary filming of fight sequences for his next film, The Game of Death. • February, 1 973. Interrupts filming of The Game of Death to begin filming Enter the Dragon for Warner Bros. • July 20, 1 973. Bruce Lee passes away in Hong Kong, his death the result of a cerebral edema caused by hypersensitivity to a prescription medication. U .S .A . • July 3 1 , 1 973. Laid to rest in Lakeview Cemetery, Seattle. His pallbearers are friends and students Steve

total of all that he is-his high level of understanding of life, his appropriate good taste, his experience of happiness and adversity, his intensity, his educational background and much, much more-like I said, the sum total of all that he is. One more ingredient is that an actor has to be real in expressing himself as he would honestly in a given situation. An actor's problem, though, is not to be egotistical and to keep his cool and to learn more through discoveries and much deep

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