Classic Movie Fight Scenes

75 Years of Bare Knuckle Brawls, 1914–1989

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About the Book

Both brawls and elaborate martial arts have kept movie audiences on the edges of their seats since cinema began. But the filming of fight scenes has changed significantly through the years—mainly for the safety of the combatants—from improvised scuffles in the Silent Era to exquisitely choreographed and edited sequences involving actors, stuntmen and technical experts. Camera angles prevented many a broken nose. Examining more than 300 films—from The Spoilers (1914) to Road House (1989)—the author provides behind-the-scenes details on memorable melees starring such iconic tough-guys as John Wayne, Randolph Scott, Robert Mitchum, Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Clint Eastwood, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris and Jackie Chan.

About the Author(s)

Gene Freese is a screenwriter living in Chandler, Arizona. He has written books on TV cowboy Jock Mahoney, character actor Richard Jaeckel, and Hollywood stunt performers from cinema’s Golden Age.

Bibliographic Details

Gene Freese
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 344
Bibliographic Info: 124 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2017
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6943-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2935-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Preface  1

Introduction  2

The Fights  5

Epilogue  301

Bibliography  303

Index  307