History Film / GameOfDeath

25th Sep '16 9:58:00 AM UncleSporkums
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* AllegoricalCharacter; The characters in the pagoda are this in the original version. One could ask if they spend all of their lives n the pagoda waiting for some challenger, however, they represent the formalized system of martial arts that Bruce Lee wanted to proove wrong. They are all beaten with some ease, however Kareem-Abdul Jabbar has an unknown fighting style that represents the highest level of martial arts.

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* AllegoricalCharacter; The characters in the pagoda are this in the original version. One could ask if they spend all of their lives n the pagoda waiting for some challenger, however, they represent the formalized system of martial arts that Bruce Lee wanted to proove prove wrong. They are all beaten with some ease, however Kareem-Abdul Jabbar has an unknown fighting style that represents the highest level of martial arts.
24th Sep '16 9:48:02 AM nombretomado
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In 1973, BruceLee was in the middle of filming the film that was to showcase his personal style of Jeet Kune Do, '''''The Game of Death''''' when he received an offer to star in ''[[Film/EnterTheDragon Enter the Dragon]]''. The first kung fu film to be produced by a Hollywood studio, and with a budget unprecedented for the genre, it was an offer Lee was unable to refuse. He was slated to resume filming ''The Game of Death'' as soon as that was finished. Alas, before ''[=EtD=]'' was even released, he died.

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In 1973, BruceLee Creator/BruceLee was in the middle of filming the film that was to showcase his personal style of Jeet Kune Do, '''''The Game of Death''''' when he received an offer to star in ''[[Film/EnterTheDragon Enter the Dragon]]''. The first kung fu film to be produced by a Hollywood studio, and with a budget unprecedented for the genre, it was an offer Lee was unable to refuse. He was slated to resume filming ''The Game of Death'' as soon as that was finished. Alas, before ''[=EtD=]'' was even released, he died.



* LightningBruiser: Two on the opposing ends of the spectrum. Hakim (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) is an example of the surprisingly fast kind. BruceLee's Hai Tien-Billy Loo is one of the surprisingly strong kind.

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* LightningBruiser: Two on the opposing ends of the spectrum. Hakim (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) is an example of the surprisingly fast kind. BruceLee's Creator/BruceLee's Hai Tien-Billy Loo is one of the surprisingly strong kind.



** In ''Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey'', during the fight with the escrima specialist (played by Dan Inosanto, a real life Filipino Martial Arts master and a friend of BruceLee), Lee points out that escrima's "rehearsed routine" doesn't have the same flexibility as his own Jeet Kune Do and thus can't adapt to "broken rhythm".

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** In ''Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey'', during the fight with the escrima specialist (played by Dan Inosanto, a real life Filipino Martial Arts master and a friend of BruceLee), Creator/BruceLee), Lee points out that escrima's "rehearsed routine" doesn't have the same flexibility as his own Jeet Kune Do and thus can't adapt to "broken rhythm".
17th Jul '16 10:28:02 AM nombretomado
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* FightingWithChucks: The movie has a nunchaku vs. nunchaku battle between Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto. It also recycles footage from Bruce's iconic fight with [[ChuckNorris another kind of Chuck]] for the opening titles.

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* FightingWithChucks: The movie has a nunchaku vs. nunchaku battle between Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto. It also recycles footage from Bruce's iconic fight with [[ChuckNorris [[Creator/ChuckNorris another kind of Chuck]] for the opening titles.
7th Sep '15 9:09:57 AM lefton4ya
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* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Practically the TropeCodifier, as it had him climbing a pagoda where each level had a progressively harder fighter.
10th Aug '15 9:58:15 PM ryanson209
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* FakeShemp: Korean tae-kwon-do expert Kim Tai Chung played Bobby Lo for most of the movie, his face partially obscured by fake beards, large sunglasses and cardboard cutouts. Notorious BruceLeeClone Bruce Li was also offered the role in tandem with Chung, but he declined [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome because he didn't think he should be officially filling Bruce's shoes]].

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* FakeShemp: Korean tae-kwon-do expert Kim Tai Chung played Bobby Billy Lo for most of the movie, his face partially obscured by fake beards, large sunglasses and cardboard cutouts. Notorious BruceLeeClone Bruce Li was also offered the role in tandem with Chung, but he declined [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome because he didn't think he should be officially filling Bruce's shoes]].
1st Mar '15 6:41:05 PM UncleSporkums
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* TitleDrop: In the original concept, shown in Bruce's story notes, this would have occured when the American member of the pagoda raid (who had yet to be cast) takes Hai Tien aside the night before the journey to their target, and tells him about the eponymous "Game" in philosophical terms.
16th Jan '15 9:12:23 AM erforce
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In 1973, BruceLee was in the middle of filming the film that was to showcase his personal style of Jeet Kune Do, '''''The Game of Death''''' when he received an offer to star in ''[[EnterTheDragon Enter the Dragon]]''. The first kung fu film to be produced by a Hollywood studio, and with a budget unprecedented for the genre, it was an offer Lee was unable to refuse. He was slated to resume filming ''The Game of Death'' as soon as that was finished. Alas, before ''[=EtD=]'' was even released, he died.

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In 1973, BruceLee was in the middle of filming the film that was to showcase his personal style of Jeet Kune Do, '''''The Game of Death''''' when he received an offer to star in ''[[EnterTheDragon ''[[Film/EnterTheDragon Enter the Dragon]]''. The first kung fu film to be produced by a Hollywood studio, and with a budget unprecedented for the genre, it was an offer Lee was unable to refuse. He was slated to resume filming ''The Game of Death'' as soon as that was finished. Alas, before ''[=EtD=]'' was even released, he died.



An unrelated movie made due to high demand for more Bruce, using recycled Lee footage as well as deleted EnterTheDragon footage, new scenes choreographed by [[Creator/YuenWooPing Yuen Woo-Ping]] and Kim Tai Chung, called Tower Of Death, was released in 1981 and in some markets called Game Of Death II.

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An unrelated movie made due to high demand for more Bruce, using recycled Lee footage as well as deleted EnterTheDragon ''Film/EnterTheDragon'' footage, new scenes choreographed by [[Creator/YuenWooPing Yuen Woo-Ping]] and Kim Tai Chung, called Tower ''Tower Of Death, Death'', was released in 1981 and in some markets called Game ''Game Of Death II.II''.
13th Jan '15 2:24:19 AM STFilmmaker
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* KnowWhenToFoldThem: In the original concept, Hai Tien didn't even want to go to the top of the Pagoda after beating Kareem Abdul Jabbar. Was exhausted to the point, where he was dragging his feet when going back down the flight of stairs he fought so hard to venture up.
27th Dec '14 3:58:21 AM Gemser
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* StockFootage: The 1978 version makes heavy use of this: there are a lot of shots edited from previous Bruce Lee movies, like ''Way of the Dragon''.

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* StockFootage: The 1978 version makes heavy use of this: there are a lot of shots edited from previous Bruce Lee movies, like ''Way of the Dragon''.''Film/WayOfTheDragon''.
24th Dec '14 2:12:47 PM Gemser
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* MartialArtsHeadband: Pascal (Dan Inosanto) wears one.

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* MartialArtsHeadband: Pascal (Dan Inosanto) wears one.a red one during the nunchaku fight with Bruce Lee on the third to last level of the pagoda. [[LimitedWardrobe He even wears it in the new footage of the 1978 version]].
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