A short action film interwoven into a documentary tells the story of the legendary unsung heroes of Hong Kong film, the stuntmen and women. This film features the world's most illustrious ... See full summary »
A short action film interwoven into a documentary tells the story of the legendary unsung heroes of Hong Kong film, the stuntmen and women. This film features the world's most illustrious stuntmen, and many current working stuntmen, profiled through interviews and clips that showcase their work. It explores their death-defying feats and foolhardy working methods and traces their origin back to the original Hong Kong stuntmen known as "red trousers" - a term used to describe acrobats in Peking Opera. By incorporating the martial arts, fantasy, adventure short action film, "Lost Time," the viewer is given an actual account of how stunts are created and executed on film. Written by
The scenes of Robin Shou being "interviewed" were shot by Shou, by himself. Shou set up the camera outdoors and filmed himself as though he were responding to a prompter's questions, choosing to do so without a partner because he knew exactly what he wanted to say. According to him, Hong Kong citizens passing by on the street stared perplexedly at the man speaking English to thin air. See more »
Hi! I really enjoyed watching this, it is very interesting to see what Stuntmen are going through when movies are made.
I have to say that it doesn't look like a very fun job to do, its very dangerous, but I guess if you are a kind of person for extreme sport you can do something like this :)
I have to admit that the only reason I've watched this movie is because of Robin Shou, and I'm glad that I got to watch it, it's very interesting to see how a movie is being made and what has to be done to get great stunts... After all a good movie is all about good stunts and special effects.
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