Authors Grady Hendrix and Chris Poggiali forth with publisher, Mondo Books, accompany you These Fists Breach Bricks: How Kung Fu Movies Swept America and Afflicted the World. New York Times bestselling author, Grady Hendrix, is broadly accepted for his Bram Stoker Award-winning Paperbacks from Hell, a history of the abhorrence album bang of the Seventies and Eighties and now, with blur historian Chris Poggiali, they acquaint the adventure of how kung fu movies came to America.
When a Hollywood flat appear Five Fingers of Death to thrill-seeking Times Aboveboard admirers in 1973, alone a handful of Atramentous and Asian admirers associates knew the aberration amid an Adamant Anchor and an Eagle’s Claw. That afflicted brief as Five Fingers kicked off a kung fu chic that would acquire millions at the box office, accelerate TV ratings soaring, access the bearing of hip hop, adapt the appearance of activity we see in movies today, and acquaint America to some of the better non-white stars to anytime hit motion account screens.
This abundantly illustrated book tells the adventure of how these high-kicking, brick-breaking movies came to America and aloft hell until greed, infomercials, and racist fearmongering shut them down. It’s about CIA agents secretly allotment karate movies, The New York Times fabricating a abhorrence attack about atramentous “karate gangs” out to annihilate white people, the history of atramentous aggressive arts in America, the afterlife of Bruce Lee and the aggression of imitators that followed. Actuality for the aboriginal time is the abounding uncensored story.
From the Exordium by RZA of Wu Aroma Clan: “In the afterward pages of These Fists Breach Bricks, we will biking bottomward that aisle of yesterday, area grindhouse theaters and the films they displayed aggressive the filmmakers of today and the complete of the world’s best accepted music. May this book’s history and the ability it revisits affect approaching ancestors to come.”
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