This Sunday, June 7, the new documentary about the life and work of the outstanding martial artist and actor, called 'Be Water', was released. His team noted that they "faithfully showed" the filmmaker, but director Quentin Tarantino did not. Look at the details.
This Sunday, June 7, a new documentary about the life of the famous martial artist and actor, Bruce Lee was released through ESPN, titled Be Water. The film was released at the Sundance 2020 Film Festival by Bao Nguyen.
This material chronicles the life of Bruce Lee with a focus on his beginnings in Hollywood, his career in martial arts and the long journey to become one of the most iconic characters in martial arts and also in cinema.
Be Water' will begin the story of Bruce's life from his beginnings and his difficult childhood in Hong Kong while his father was on tour in San Francisco. Upon turning 18, the future actor moved to America where he began teaching Kung Fu in the city of Seattle, which led him to meet his future wife, Linda. Eventually Bruce Lee moved to Los Angeles and entered the motion picture and television industry.
The name of the documentary film comes precisely from one of Bruce Lee's most iconic quotes: "Don't settle in a shape, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be amorphous, moldable, like water. If you put water in a cup it becomes the cup. If you put water in a bottle it becomes the bottle. If you put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Water may flow or it may crash. Be water my friend. "
Although a version of Bruce Lee could be seen last year in the movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, it was classified as an "exalted cartoon" by the production team of the documentary 'Be Water'.
Precisely 'Be Water' producer Julia Nottingham said it was "unfortunate" that renowned director Quentin Tarantino only gave his viewers an "exalted cartoon of someone who is more complex." She also noted: "Our movie is about Bruce, the whole person ... we look at his path and everything, where he came from and the challenges he faced."
Nguyen spoke about Tarantino's film, which is thought to have been blocked in China by Bruce Lee's unrepresentative portrait: "As a director, I would not want to tell another filmmaker what kind of films I should make or self-censor ... It is obviously a fictional version of Bruce Lee, and ours is different. It's a documental. It's a more humanistic look at who Bruce Lee was as a person. "
Like Netflix and ESPN's "The Last Dance" about Michael Jordan, the documentary features a wide variety of unpublished interviews with family, friends, and characters who surrounded him in his career, with the main purpose of showing the world the enormous charisma and Lee's peculiar philosophy.
The director of the documentary is Bao Nguyen, who has already worked on similar projects with the documentary "We Gon´be alright" and "Where are you really from?", Which relate his life and the imminent historical racism in the United States.