Bruce Lee The Orphan by Tan Hoo Chwoon

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  • Bruce Lee Book
  • by Auyeung Tin
  • Based on the novel
  • Milan Film Festival
  • Great read

Bruce Lee The Orphan Description

Bruce Lee “The Orphan” RARE out of print Book with No’d certificate

This is the RARE out of print Book, THE ORPHAN by Auyeung Tin based on the original Chinese novel, translated by Tan Hoo Chwoon.

THE ORPHAN was one of BRUCE’s early Cantonese films, gives a brief background to Bruce’s early days, the real treat is 8 pages of colour pictures and also a numbered certificate listing all BRUCE LEE’s Cantonese films, condition NEW.

Also gives insight in to a young Bruce Lee, The early days.


'On the Back' of Bruce Lee The Orphan

Bruce Lee shot to international fame and became a superstar and legend with his kung fu films. But his reputation as an actor rests on The Orphan, his last Cantonese movie in which he plays Ah Sum, the thug with a heart, the rebel who preys on the unwary with his wiles, wits, fists and switchblade.

This blockbuster, whose production started in late 1957, almost broke the back of the studio. it spent a fortune to glaze it with Eastmancolor. Yet, up to this day, the color version of The Orphan has never been screened in Hong Kong theaters. This Bruce Lee masterpiece, now ranked as an all time classic, was lost for more than three decades. it almost ended up in ashes.

This is the movie which Bruce Lee would not have acted in had it not been for his sifu's intercession. This is the movie that showcases Bruce Lee's most powerful performance.

This book is an English translation of the original Chinese novel Yen Hoi Hoi Hoong, upon which the movie was based. It includes two monographs which are lavished with colorful little known facts about Bruce Lee's early life and movie career. Above all, it is a special tribute to Bruce Lee in his finest hour: his resplendent performance in The Orphan which made him what he said he would like to be remembered as - a super-actor.

At last, with this book, you can unlock the secrets to:

  • Why was Bruce Lee known as the Little Dragon? Who gave him the name?
  • What were Bruce Lee's notorious nicknames?
  • Bruce Lee's father never wanted him to be in the performing arts. Why? Who and what brought him around?
  • Why did Bruce Lee almost lose the starring role The Orphan?
  • The Orphan was made by a leftist studio to propagate a communist message. What was it?
  • When was this lost movie found? The sole surviving color copy of this Bruce Lee gem could have gone up in flames. It came close to being lost to posterity. Why?
  • Besides Sifu Yip Man, who were Bruce Lee's other sifu's?
  • When Bruce Lee came under attack, how did his staunchest of supporters rise to his defense?
  • What sent on behind the Bruce-Lee-fight-Bruce-Lee battle?


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