Saturday, May 8, 2010

Needle Through Brick (2008)

Needle Through Brick (2008) is a documentary about the struggle for survival of traditional art and culture in the face of a rapidly changing and modernizing world told from the perspective of time-honored Chinese Kung Fu masters.

What becomes of martial arts when the martial needs become subordinate? Martial Arts are part of our culture like painting, sculpture, music and sport; where is the government funding and corporate sponsorship?

I recommend watching this film if you are a student of martial arts. The discussion of internal vs external is particularly worthwhile.

iTunes StoreI wasn't very taken by the soundtrack. Didn't notice it while watching the film (I always notice and appreciate film scores, not noticing is NOT a complement in my case.) The samples in iTunes didn't light my fire either.

"We practice until our hand control our mind." "...he is still learning because there is no end in hunting the skill of the art."—Master Tan Kay Teck

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