Jan. 3rd, 2012

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 Bob Anderson died on Sunday. I have to admit, I haven't heard of this guy until today. He was the fight choreographer for a lot of Hollywood movies (including Star Wars, the Princess Bride, LotR, and Pirates of the Caribbean).  He was also Darth's stunt double. (You idiot! These are not them! You've captures their stunt doubles!) So what are your favorite movie fight scenes? Here are mine.

5. Will versus Jack in Pirates of the Caribbean. I love the creative use of crap.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFVX-JKdYVo 

4. Darth Maul versus Obi Wan and whathisface from the Phantom Menace. I love the double light saber (yes, a light saber counts as a sword for my purposes). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XwGhrnwHDk 

3. Ziyi Zhang versus Michelle Yeoh from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. I think some of the cinematography is beautiful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OxQ-2gR1DU (I love Ziyi Zhang!)

2. Inigo versus the Man in Black from the Princess Bride. I love it also for it's dialogue.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC6dgtBU6Gs  

1. Ziyi Zhang versus Andy Lau from House of Flying Daggers. Damn I love this movie. And it makes me incredibly sad that animals were harmed in the production of this movie. This (along with Hurricane Katrina and my PTSD) is probably what changed me to not being able to handle it in movies or anything. Other than that (which is a big fucking that), this is a beautiful movie with great fight scenes. I love the one at the beginning. I couldn't find a great clip of it though. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42zDoIi6M60 

Honorable mention to Mani takes on everyone in Brotherhood of the Wolf. It's probably my favorite fight scene in a movie, but it's not a sword fight. I wish I could find a youtube clip, but I cannot.

Dishonrable mention to Zorro versus Eleana from the Mask of Zorro. Sorry Bob. It's his work. I really hate that scene. I think it's demeaning.

Another honorable mention to Eowyn versus the Witch King from Return of the Kinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSNPeJAgBzo  Honorable mention because what makes it great, in my opinion, is not the fight and the action but "I am no man!" Here it is again as a cartoon:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWjt6LGhHsI  watch her hit her shield with her sword at 1:58, like she saying "come on and get some, Bitch King!"

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