1. Some filmmakers can do action. Others can do comedy. But for 40 years, the master of combining them has been Jackie Chan. Let's see how he does it. (Note: to see the names of the films, press the CC button!)

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    The 9 Principles of Action Comedy
    1. Start with a DISADVANTAGE
    2. Use the ENVIRONMENT
    3. Be CLEAR in your shots
    4. Action & Reaction in the SAME frame
    5. Do as many TAKES as necessary
    6. Let the audience feel the RHYTHM
    7. In editing, TWO good hits = ONE great hit
    8. PAIN is humanizing
    9. Earn your FINISH

    Five Jackie Chan Fights (An Introduction)
    Wheels on Meals - Benny vs Jackie (youtube.com/watch?v=eI2dzMEzX2w)
    Police Story - Mall Finale (youtube.com/watch?v=Xk4dUq4zE_o)
    Police Story 2 - The Playground (youtube.com/watch?v=BTvRS9Khd5w)
    Miracles - The Rope Factory (youtube.com/watch?v=Bn1n5dI1uB4)
    Drunken Master 2 - Finale (youtube.com/watch?v=WEt4B1poOfM)

    Music:
    Jackie Chan - Police Story Theme
    Ash - Kung Fu
    Chow Fu-liang - 8 Drunken Gods (Main Theme)
    Jackie Chan - Who Am I? Theme
    David Tao - Fantasy Mission Force

    Interview Clips:
    Jackie Chan interview on filmmaking: youtube.com/watch?v=ft43yyuuoYk
    Bey Logan talks about Project A: youtube.com/watch?v=TT_0Q6GNgWk
    An Evening with Jackie Chan: youtube.com/watch?v=2ikrj5HwCzw
    Jackie Chan - My Stunts: youtube.com/watch?v=VYpwwYojns0

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