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Trailers from Hell: Brian Trenchard-Smith on Bruce Lee Classic 'Way of the Dragon'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood November 26, 2012 at 10:49AM

Happy Birthday, Bruce Lee! week begins at Trailers from Hell with director Brian Trenchard-Smith introducing "The Way of the Dragon," the martial-arts classic Lee wrote, directed, choreographed and starred in.
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Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee in "The Way of the Dragon"
Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee in "The Way of the Dragon"

Happy Birthday, Bruce Lee! week begins at Trailers from Hell with director Brian Trenchard-Smith introducing "The Way of the Dragon," the martial-arts classic Lee wrote, directed, choreographed and starred in.

Bruce Lee's third film for Raymond Chow's Golden Harvest saw him awarded total control -- he starred, wrote, directed and choreographed the action. In his second film appearance karate champ Chuck Norris challenges Lee to a knock-down-drag-out martial arts battle in the Roman Coliseum. Norris also made his way into the revamped version of Game of Death via footage from this film. Released in the US as Return of the Dragon, it has also played in various territories as Fury of the Dragon and Revenge of the Dragon.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.