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Bruce Lee Documentary: 30 for 30

Postby bankska22 » Jun Mon 01, 2020 5:47 pm



ESPN’s 30 For 30 documentary film series is finally diving into the world of martial arts with the legendary Bruce Lee! The film is titled Be Water, and it will explore and celebrate the life of one of the greatest martial artists that has ever lived.

I’ve been a fan of Lee ever since I was a kid and as I got older learned about the kind of person he was, the philosophies of life that he was teaching, and the things that he was fighting for. Be Water is going to explore all of those things in-depth, and I can’t wait to watch it!

The movie was directed by Bao Nguyen and this is the synopsis:

   In 1971, after being rejected by Hollywood, Bruce Lee returned to his parents’ homeland, Hong Kong. Over the next two years, he’d complete four iconic films that would define his legacy, a legacy cut short when he died, stunningly, in the summer of 1973. He was 32 years old.

   “Be Water” is a gripping, fascinating, intimate look at not just those final, defining years of Lee’s life, but the complex, often difficult, and seismic journey that led to Lee’s ultimate emergence as a singular icon in the histories of film, martial arts, and even the connection between the eastern and western worlds.

   The film chronicles Lee’s earliest days, as the son of a Chinese opera star born while his father was on tour in San Francisco, and then raised in Hong Kong over what became an at times troubled childhood. Sent to live in America at the age of 18, he began teaching Kung Fu in Seattle, and established a following that included his future wife, Linda. His ambition ever rising, Lee eventually made his way to Los Angeles, where he strove to break into American film and television. There, despite some success as a fight choreographer and actor, it was clear Hollywood wasn’t ready for an Asian leading man – and so he returned to Hong Kong to make the films that would in fact make him a legend, his international star skyrocketing just as his life was cut short.

   “Be Water” is told entirely by the family, friends, and collaborators who knew Bruce Lee best, with an extraordinary trove of archive film providing an evocative, immersive visual tapestry that captures Lee’s charisma, his passion, his philosophy, and the eternal beauty and wonder of his art.

The 30 for 30 film Be Water debuts on ESPN on June 7, 2020.


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Re: Bruce Lee Documentary: 30 for 30

Postby topmeasure » Jun Mon 01, 2020 6:37 pm

Must watch for me.
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Re: Bruce Lee Documentary: 30 for 30

Postby bankska22 » Jun Mon 01, 2020 7:57 pm

Thought so buddy!!!!
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Re: Bruce Lee Documentary: 30 for 30

Postby chouette » Jun Mon 01, 2020 11:51 pm

Sounds very interesting! :D
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Re: Bruce Lee Documentary: 30 for 30

Postby Jazzy » Jun Tue 02, 2020 12:04 am

Going for it... ;)
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Re: Bruce Lee Documentary: 30 for 30

Postby VincentLupo » Jun Tue 02, 2020 11:09 pm

Not much for Documentaries but this could be interesting.
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Re: Bruce Lee Documentary: 30 for 30

Postby chefjoe » Jun Sat 20, 2020 4:09 pm

And for me was kind of a letdown, not enough into his teaching and rivals who constantly harassed him for his willingness to teach westerners the art, and how he then devoloped the Jezt kwon dow style (I know that's spelled terribly) which set him apart from his peers.
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Re: Bruce Lee Documentary: 30 for 30

Postby topmeasure » Jun Sun 21, 2020 3:31 am

Jeet Kune Do.    ;)
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