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The Grandmaster (2013 Chinese film)

A Film directed by Wong Kar-Wai based on the life of Bruce Lee's teacher, Ip Man

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  • May 22, 2013
When I first heard that Wong Kar-Wai was going to do a film about Bruce Lee's teacher, I immediately thought that his movie would be like "Wyatt Earp" to "Tombstone"... that his The Grandmaster would be like "Wyatt Earp" to Wilson Yip's "Ip Man".

Wong takes his film into an artsy approach that had become his signature. Having magnificent cinematography and rhythmic action sequences, "The Grandmaster" is a success for what he meant it to be. May become one of the better releases from China in 2013.

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June 07, 2013
I need to watch this soon.
May 22, 2013
Looks interesting. I have only seen photos of Yip Man as an old man. Would be cool if they have a young Bruce Lee learning with him.
May 23, 2013
Wilson Yip's Ip Man 2 was supposed to have a young Bruce Lee under his tutelage in the second half but they could not come to an agreement with Lee's family until they were almost done with the movie (this caused Ip Man 2 to have a weak screenplay). And so, Bruce only shows up at the end, giving hope for Ip Man 3. In this movie, there is a small kid that suggests that he is Bruce Lee....
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review by . May 21, 2013
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Renowned Director Wong Kar-Wai Takes On the Life of Bruce Lee's Teacher
I suppose being Bruce Lee's former teacher and someone who had made the martial art Wing Chun known around the world, the curiosity around his life became so strong that directors Wilson Yip and Herman Yau had their turn in bringing his life to the big screen. Wilson Yip's "Ip Man" was a film with a lot of fiction around it, which focused entirely on action sequences with Donnie Yen in the title role. Herman Yau's "The Legend is Born: Ip Man" was something similar …
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