Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Flatfoot in Hong Kong - Bud Spencer (1975) - A Diversion: Chaplin Chang

Okay, not a location but a person. Why this person? Well, for those who are not Bruce Lee fans his name may be a bit strange, but people with a bit more knowledge about the world of Bruce Lee will be familiar with Chaplin's name. Chaplin - although acting in this film opposite Bud Spencer - was largely a behind-the-scenes guy who worked on the production team of both Way of The Dragon and Enter the Dragon.

Here he is as Bud's mysterious contact in Hong Kong (and Bud gets to follow him to Macau as we will see in later posts), but he also gets a special mention in Steve Kerridge's print and Ebook versions of his Way of the Dragon timeline books (Vol 1 and 2 of Legends of the Dragon - still available from amazon and others, and the rewritten Ebook version called The Bruce Lee Chronicles: An Inside Look at Way of the Dragon - also available for download from Amazon).

John Little also managed to conduct an interview with Chaplin when he was in Hong Kong making his In Pursuit of the Dragon documentary (I believe the official version is soon to have a UK release) which I had a (very) small hand in.

To top it all off, Chaplin has also recently released an autobiography entitled Beyond The Blockades: A Hong Kong Sailor's Stories.

Anyway, on with the rest of the show...

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