Enter the Fat Dragon: The Life & Films of Sammo Hung


Publisher: Screen Power Publishing Group (2009)

Editor: Richard Cooper

Description: In a career which has evolved over nearly five decades, Sammo Hung has risen from his humble beginnings as a stunt-player and extra at the famous Golden Harvest Studios to become the most influential and prolific innovator the Hong Kong Film Industry has ever known, constantly discovering new stars and creating new trends in Action Cinema.

Sammo's groundbreaking career, as actor, director, writer and producer has given birth to some of the most creative daring and exciting action-adventures ever made. His creative genius can be felt in over 160 motion pictures, and for many fans and industry critics, his intricate hi-impact action choreography and fluid hi-energy camerawork is without equal.

In this essential guide to the man, the legend, you will find numerous interviews with Sammo taken from over the years, his complete filmography, articles on his incredible childhood upbringing, directing-style, martial arts and action-choreography and genre filmmaking talents. There are interviews with Martial Law Director Stanley Tong and Sammo s stunt-double (or should that be fat double!) for the U.S. TV series Andy Cheng. And, if that s not enough there is also a wonderful heartfelt article written by Hong Kong cinemas most favourite Western Villain, Richard Norton, who worked with Sammo on Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars, Millionaires Express and Mr. Nice Guy.

Download some PDF samples of Mike's chapters below...

"Master of Ceremonies" chapter sample here

"Seven Little Fortunes" chapter sample here

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