At Terrible Minds, Chuck Wendig writes about Mad Max: Fury Road and Game of Thrones. “So, two very popular storyworlds. Two portrayals of a world where women hold dubious power and are seen as ‘things.’ One of these is roundly criticized for it. One of them is roundly celebrated for it. Game of Thrones catches hell for its portrayal of women and this subject. Mad Max is wreathed in a garland of bike chains and hubcabs for it. What, then, is the difference? Let’s try to suss it out.”
Posted June 1, 2009
Ron Van Clief. the Black Dragon, remembers Bruce Lee, Carter Wong, Jimi Hendrix, racism and underground fighting in the 1950s and working with Blaxploitation auteur, Berry Gordy:
“What made The Last Dragon so special is that it was shot in New York
City and it starred an African American. No drugs, no prostitution.
Just a clean Disney-like story. I consider it a martial arts fantasy.
They used my Chinese Goju virtues in the film. It was excellent that
over 30 of my students worked on the film.”