If you know me, you know I’m a fan of “covert” fight scenes. Scenes where two people are fighting but they’re both pretending that something else is going on. This one from Dreadnaught (1981) is one of the best.
By the way, the guy that choreographed this scene, later went on to choreograph The Matrix films, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Kill Bill.
Note: In 2017 she became the first female British judoka to be ranked number one in the world, which she accomplished by winning a gold medal at the Abu Dhabi judo Grand Slam 2017. She came 7th in 2020 Summer Olympics.
The reproduction Greenwich armor of Chris Gilman, made by Robert MacPherson and Jeff Wasson, blued and gilt in 24 karat gold by Gilman himself. It is largely based on the Buckhurt armor from the Wallace Collection.
Additionally, he provided this lovely graphic of the process of making a piece, from rough form to finished product.
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I was recently introduced to this show and while I haven’t started watching it yet, this (the opening scene) absolutely blew my bollocks off.
Thunderbolt Fantasy is a Japanese puppet wuxia. Yep, a Chinese swordplay show made by a Japanese crew…with puppets.
Just watch this and tell me it isn’t one of the coolest things you’ve seen recently. The fact they can capture all this with puppetry is bonkers. I’ve seen worse fight scenes in films with a thousand times the budget of this. If you’re interested, the show is currently on Crunchyroll.