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Gracie Law In Peril by Loneanimator Gracie Law In Peril by Loneanimator
The wild man of "Big Trouble In Little China" gets frisky.
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CrazyTrainFromHell Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018
Ok, here's the thing. This is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I love watching "Big Trouble In Little China", but when I was younger and I first saw it on TV, that monster, or Chinese wild man, scared the hell out of me when this scene came up. It became one of my biggest nightmares. Nowadays, since I have the DVD for many years, I either skip the scene, fast forward to when Gracie meets Rain and Thunder in their business suits and then David Lo Pan in the wheelchair, or mute the whole scene and put the remote or DVD case in front of my eyes and wait til Rain, Thunder and David Lo Pan come up and unmute. Even though that this was the first movie that got me into Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall, that Kim can sure make an incredible scream.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's kind of a scary moment both when Gracie is grabbed by the clawed hand in the wall, and when the wild man turns around, and we see him for the first time. I thought the look and character of the wild man was a perfect mix of scary and humorous, but I see your point.
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CrazyTrainFromHell Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018
Yeah.
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JohnSpartan1982 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018
Chinese wookie
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Kind of..
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MosuGoji1964 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018
I've never seen this movie. Any good?
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's very good, but you probably have to be in the right mood for it, if you're not an action or fantasy fan.
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DuracellEnergizer Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not a big fan of the movie, but it did make me a fan of James Hong. That man has an awesome voice.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
And this is one of his best roles, I think :)
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018
 Yet somewhere, somehow, somebody probably ships this anyway for some Godforsaken reason.

 What HAS the Internet done for us, besides peeling the lid of a whole stewing soup of KINKY CRAZY KINKS?!?:o (Eek)  
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm sure there are quite a few wild men out there, cruising the Internet.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018
 I'm almost equally sure that the wild men "ain't no thing" next to the Wild Women when it comes to Fan Fiction! (after all, they have to work twice as hard!).
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Edited Aug 26, 2018
While The Thing is Carpenter's best movie, Big Trouble in Little China has to be his most popular movie. A fairly big-budget (for the Eighties) tribute to Hong Kong cinema with an American pulp spin, it hit all the right buttons for many Gen Xers. Heroes who are heroic, villains who are villainous, wire-fu action and snappy genre-savvy dialogue, all the best! May the present generation also find it appealing! The yeren creature was a fun supporting role, who probably got more scenes than planned because Carpenter liked it so much!  
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I agree that The Thing is Carpenter's best movie, and also one of the best movies ever, period. And I think the audience for Big Trouble In Little China will only grow over the years.
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018
Somewhere along the line a fun kung-fu fantasy tribute developed a life of its own and told its own story, not as parody or pastiche but a thrilling, fascinating tale of an American who stumbles into Chinese legends come to life and decides to help his friend...because that's what a real man does. Magic, kung fu, monsters, it all pales before the determination of two men who won't stop, one because he is determined to get what he wants, the other because he wants his truck back. It's also great because Gracie still doesn't get it at the end of the film.  
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018
One of the best parts of the movie, or any movie really 
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
This movie is full of good moments :D
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CckyGy81 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018
Very cool
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks!! :)
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G-Rett Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have two competing impressions of this movie.  When I saw it as a kid, it was an awesome action movie; all the nuance went right over my head and I paid virtually no attention to the dialogue. 
Since then, I found out that this was originally written to be a western, while still maintaining all the eastern mysticism.  I don't know if it could have worked, but I'd want to see a remake if they went with that original vision; if only just to see what could have been. 
But anyway, from what I understand, John Carpenter was trying to salvage the majority of the ideas and went the subtle satire route. That's really only an observation.  I'm not sure anyone involved with film has come out and said it, but if you look at the elements and the context, you might get the same impression. The one that stands out the most to me is how Kurt Russel is basically doing a John Wayne impression the entire movie, but is largely ineffectual as a hero, with the exception at the end when he counter-knife throws. 
Looking back on it now, it was a ridiculous movie with lot's of cool and funny individual pieces, and I still love it~

Oh, and I've been a fool for not having already hit that +Watch button, time to correct that.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I think Carpenter's mission for this movie was a simple one: To make a movie that he'd enjoy to watch.
Jack Burton is the main character in this story, but he's not the big action hero, and I think that makes him more accessible and relatable as the audience's proxy. In the end he saves the day anyway, but seems to be just as surprised about that as anybody else.

That's for being a watcher! :D
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018
You've given Wild Man a great look, and Grace Law looks like she's reacting both to his appearance and his breath! :D (Big Grin) 
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks! :) I think Mr Wildman is an all around stinky fellow.
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grassa48 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
This is a classic movie. I've got to be in the right mood to watch it again (seen it about a dozen times).
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'd say, just put it on if you need to cheer yourself up :)
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grassa48 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Not a sad mood, but one where I want some Oriental violence with some thought behind it. Rather than vampires that hop, for instance.
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willisrharrower Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018   Traditional Artist
Such an awesome job sir you've inspired me to watch this film again, I was so young when I first saw it, I'm sure there is a wealth of inspiration waiting for me there much like your inspiring work here!
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks :) This is a movie simply boiling over with cool ideas and visuals, so do watch it again soon. I'm sure you'll rediscover a million things you forgot were in this movie.
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Rammsteinfan1994 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018
Love this movie wish this monster was in the movie more also love Gracie's reaction
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's one of my faves too -it's not like any other movie.
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Rammsteinfan1994 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018
Nice and that's true makes you wonder why they didn't make a sequel
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
It didn't make the money the studio hoped for, at least not initially. But it was a video hit, and now it's a real cult classic. They're talking about a remake, but I'm not interested in seeing that.
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Rammsteinfan1994 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018
I think a reboot could work with Jack Burton as the old man forced to help someone new deal with more monsters and magic, although a re release of the film in theaters would be just as good as well either way if it's remade we can still enjoy the original if the remake is bad
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I would welcome a sequel with Kurt Russel as an older Jack Burton, but I'm never a fan of of remakes with recasting and all that shit!
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Rammsteinfan1994 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018
I would as well and I think it depends on the movie being remade like for example a remake/reboot of Jaws wouldn't work where as a remake/reboot of Scareface worked
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Carpenter's remake of The Thing is vastly superior to the original, so there are certainly new versions of old stories that work very well. But I find most modern-day remakes completely unnecessary, like the new Friday the 13th, the new Nightmare on Elm Street, and many like them.
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Chamjari Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018   General Artist
Saw this in the theater with my older sister, about 10 and 13. We were totally floored! blown away! This movie got us so pumped we had a bonding experience. We left the theatre checking other kids out just hoping for a fight. Luckily, our mom found us and mellowed our pump.
And a lil later in the car, we had a long discussion about the creature on the semi-trailer situation.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is one of the most exciting movies ever made, just jam-packed with action, effects and cool ideas! I had to wait for the VHS version, though, so you and sis were lucky kids :)
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
"Look, I know you're a fan of Sex and the City, but Sara and I aren't exactly on speaking terms of late. "
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ingmar Bergman was a fan of Sex and the City, so Mr Wildman is in good company.
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
There ya go. :nod:
He may get an autograph yet...
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018   General Artist
Very nice, I was thinking about seeing this movie again after reading through the graphic novel sequel they made some time ago. 
I didn't know the guy that played the wild man was actually missing most of his limbs. 
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I just watched Big Trouble recently; hence this illustration. Didn't know that the wild man actor was crippled, but i do know that the suit was made by 1980's and 1990's FX stalwart Steve Johnsson.
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018   General Artist
Ah nice. Sounds like a great way to get motivated. 
That's interesting. 
I also didn't know he was until I read an article on his death. Apparently he was also in other movies- the snake man from SSSSS- the half melted guy from The Blob- and even Freddy Kruger in some scenes. He passed away a couple months back though. 
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I know the guy you're talking about now. Yeah, he had some very interesting roles during his career :)
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018   General Artist
He sure did- very inspiring looking back at what he accomplished. 
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DonaldMoore909 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018
Big Trouble In Little China was such a cool movie with Kurt. It had action, magic, comedy and kung fu all rapped up in one. The sad thing I don't remember the studio advertising it so now it's a cult classic that few people enjoy!!!
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Aye! Jack Burton is a badass, quite close to Snake Plissken, but funnier. And maybe it was one of the first mainstream movies depicting Chinese and western cultures clashing. Lo Pan magic scene is mythical! And the wildman was terrifying and funny! 
... And, of course, Gracie Law... :horny:
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I think it had problems finding its audience during its theatrical run, and the studio probably didn't quite know how to market it. But it was a successful VHS release, and now it's gaining ground as one of the biggest cult movies. Unfortunately, there is a remake in the plans.
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
A remake??? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.... 
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