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[2 fries shy of a happy meal, May 01 2010]
Working linky [whatrock, May 08 2016]
||both terms are very dated!
||They span so fast it just flew off the end.
||My wife watches a lot of kung fu films (I would prefer
not to) and one thing I have noticed is that it is
essentially (minus the crack-crack-crack-whap-crack-
crack-whap soundtrack) a kind of choreographed
dance. It has made me wonder on more than one
occasion whether a closer hybrid of dance, ballet and
kung fu could be formulated, without it being slow
and elegant and classy, thus alienating half of the
population, nor violent, energetic and moronic,
thus alienating the remaining three fifths.
||//hybrid of dance, ballet and kung fu could be formulated// Wuxia films take a step in this direction: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, House of Flying Daggers and The Bride With White Hair all share quite wonderfully graceful sequences between protagonists - well worth a watch.
||Also, the film "Zatoichi" (as well as being very funny)
has some beautifully choreographed samurai fight
sequences - well worth watching. Zatoichi also nicely
recognises this similarity of fight sequences and dance
by having everyone, in a rather random plot
non-sequiter, break into dance at the end of the film,
in an almost Bollywoodesque way.
||"Disco Disco Chuck, Disco Disco Chuck" etc. to the tune of Disco Duck.
||//sequences between protagonists//
||Technically, of course, each film can have only one protagonist. Any second character is a deuteragonist, and any third, a tritagonist, or possible gooseberry. If it is not obvious which *one* is the protagonist, then I suppose they're all just agonists until the fight is over. At which point, a badly dubbed voice says "I show *you* ... who is just deutelagonist".