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How Bruce Lee Changed the World (2009)

More than just a biography, this film explores Bruce Lee's global impact to see how he has influenced all areas of popular culture including fitness, cinema, music, sport, dance, video ... See full summary »

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More than just a biography, this film explores Bruce Lee's global impact to see how he has influenced all areas of popular culture including fitness, cinema, music, sport, dance, video games and philosophy. A journey across the United States, Asia and Europe, takes Shannon Lee on a trip back to her father's roots in Hong Kong and China. With unique access to the family's photographic archive, home movies and all material owned by the Bruce Lee Foundation. Written by Anonymous

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Be like water, my friend
3 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bruce Lee is referred to as "the king of martial arts" for a good reason. He was a man who was ahead of his time. Some would say a revolutionary. Having only four completed films under his belt (only one being a Hollywood film), Bruce Lee not only became an inspiration but still is one to this day. Many of his techniques (whether it's his physical training, dieting, filmography, directing, or philosophy) are still as influential and are being utilized everywhere from the east to the west and everywhere in between. There will never be another Bruce Lee, but the impact he left on the world is still being felt 35 years after his death. His popularity doesn't seem to be dwindling at all, but his methods certainly left a long lasting impression. How Bruce Lee Changed the World is a 90-minute documentary chronicling Bruce's amazing life, how his legacy is still in full swing today, and the influence he made on many people all over the globe.

This is a pretty incredible documentary that is almost every bit as good as A Warrior's Journey (AWJ has a slight edge since it has the remastered and original footage from Game of Death) that is a worthy watch for any Bruce Lee fan. Seeing how he influenced not only actors and directors, but musicians, boxing, MMA, and bodybuilders is pretty interesting. The film does a good job of putting into perspective of how big Bruce Lee really was. A man whose teachings seem more relevant today than they did 30-40 years ago deserves to be as big as he is even if he's no longer here to witness it. Bruce Lee jump started martial arts film-making and broke the stereotypes set in Hollywood for Chinese and Asian actors during the seventies. How Bruce Lee Changed the World is a great film to pop in to show that friend who doesn't understand why everyone has such a thing for Bruce Lee or is just a great watch to give Bruce Lee fans a better insight into the legacy he left behind and the phenomenon that continues to grow everyday.


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