Binding: Paperback Dewey Decimal Number: 791.43028092 EAN: 9780878339709 ISBN: 0878339701 Label: Taylor Trade Publishing Manufacturer: Taylor Trade Publishing Number Of Items: 1 Number Of Pages: 192 Publication Date: 1997-08-25 Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing Studio: Taylor Trade Publishing
Customer Rating: Summary: Operation: CHAN!!!!!!!!!!!! Comment: To date this is the absolute best book devoted to the movies of Jackie Chan. The only negative is that the book is already out of date, a second revised edition is over due. "Inside The Dragon" was published just before "Mr. Nice Guy" was released. There is a mention of a few possible future projects which included "Rush Hour", which at this point was intended to team Chan with Martin Lawrence. A chapter devoted to Jackie Chan finally breaking through, in a big way with "Rush Hour", in America would have to be added. There are a few books devoted to Jackie Chan, however none of them are as satifying as this one. "Inside The Dragon" covers the vast majority of his films and is complimented by tons of stills from his movies as well as various movie posters. The author offers insight into most of Jackie Chan's major films. There are also sidebars devoted to a few of Jackie Chan's frequent costars such as Ken Lo and Dick Wei. Each chapter is devoted to different aspects of Jackie Chan's career, from his early Lo Wei "chop socky" films to his later collaborations with director Stanley Tong. Two great in depth chapters are devoted to Jackie Chan's ten best fight scenes and his seven "best" movies. I beleive that this book is essential to any fan of Jackie Chan. After four years I still refer to this book repeatedly. Customer Rating: Summary: Good introduction to Chan Comment: Inside the Dragon serves as a great introduction to the world of Jackie Chan. He is an insipring actor and director and Gentry covers many of his important films, though the information is very outdated. This book was written when Chinese films were prevalent on laserdisc and VCD, but not on DVD. Gentry does make some claims that I feel to be unbeleivable at times. He states that Chan did not perform many of his movie stunts. Now, any real Chan fan knows by simple oberservation that Chan uses a stunt double quite often (if you don't believe me see Thunderbolt, Dragons Forever, the Protector, etc.) but that's besides the point. What I didn't find was sufficient evidence supporting some of Gentry's claims, though you can judge for yourself. I recommend the book because of its moderate price tag, otherwise read Chan's auto biography I am Jacie Chan: My Life in Action. Customer Rating: Summary: The ultimate Jackie Chan book Comment: Wow! This book gives you real insights into Jackie Chan. I want a book like this on Bruce Lee, and I want it yesterday! Customer Rating: Summary: Best Jackie Chan book ever written Comment: Of all the books on Jackie Chan, this one is so indepth. It covers everything! I don't think Jackie could have covered his own career any better than this. Gentry must be a fanatic to write this enthusiastically. Way to go Clyde! Customer Rating: Summary: Buy this Book!!!!! Comment: I found this book to be entertaining and funny. Showing JAckie at his best and at what he does the most, Be funny. I hope you will like the book as much as i did!!!