This is the real Bruce Lee, he was a martial artist first, actor second, not the other way around.
Tarantino is the original fanboy director who worked at a video store before he copied from the masterpiece films that he admired. He incorporated near exact replicas of the original scenes in all of his films; that’s not originality, that’s theft.
I haven’t seen Once Upon a Time in Hollywood but I’ve seen the clip of the fight scene between Bruce Lee and Brad Pitt’s fictional stunt man character. The scene made me roll my eyes with disgust. Bruce Lee wasn’t a saint, he basked in celebrity and was arrogant to a point, but the way that Tarantino depicted him was shameful.
Why did Tarantino pay so much homage to Kung Fu movies in Kill Bill 1 & 2? In the first film, Uma Thurman’s character wore a yellow jumpsuit with black stripes just like Lee’s costume in Game of Death, and the old, kung fu master training scenes in Kill Bill 2 imitated classic Kung fu films, (my brother and I used to watch them), those stolen scenes and martial arts genre, were the best thing about the film.
Why did he decide to humiliate Lee’s legacy this way? Uma Thurman’s character fulfilled the white savior/white alpha role, just like Brad Pitt’s character did in Once Upon a a time‘s absurdist scene. Tarantino justified his scene by saying the Brad Pitt character, Cliff Booth was entirely fictional so that’s why he could beat Bruce Lee? He missed the point that he took his image and belittled it. It fulfilled a racist fantasy parody where the tall, white, alpha savior beat the little, yellow, boastful Chinaman and put him in his place. In your dreams, Tarantino. I don’t trust his sense of judgement or perspective, wasn’t he best-friends-forever with piggy Weinstein and didn’t he defend the pedophile & rapist, Roman Polanski? What a creep you are, Quentin, you said you admired Bruce Lee??
thank you Joe Rogan.
I’m glad your film didn’t win the Oscar for best picture. Go home and copycat, Parasite…you know you want to.