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Mollymauk
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(02-01-2011, 12:21 AM)
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Darker Than Amber is a great, nearly unheard of, action flick directed by Robert Clouse (Enter the Dragon). It's most noted for the shocking film-ending fight scene between Rod Taylor and (the great) William Smith.

The two actors accidentally struck each other with the cameras rolling, one or both of them became enraged, and both ended up fighting each other. This resulted in the accidental filming of a fight, with real wounds, real lost teeth, and real blood all over their clothing.

From williamsmith.org

I hit that wall so hard, man. That was such a tough fight scene. We didn't use any stunt doubles at all. He broke three of my ribs and I busted his nose. ...After he busted three of my ribs, I hit him with a bottle, a real one. ...He busted three of my goddamn ribs and I couldn't even breath and he was still hitting me.

When he whacked me with that board, he missed the knee pad and hit me right there [indicating a spot just below the knee]. To this day when I talk to him, I accuse him of doing it on purpose. Luckily that was the last take of the whole movie.

Here it is in all its uncut glory. You'll never see another fight scene like this again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aABT-FjR4_M

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Mr. B Natural
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(02-01-2011, 12:41 AM)
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I was about to say how real the fight seemed...
saelz8
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(02-01-2011, 12:46 AM)
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Good stuff!
the_log_ride
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(02-01-2011, 12:53 AM)
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That bottle smash... Daaaaaaaaaaaamn
Mollymauk
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(02-01-2011, 01:01 AM)
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William Smith was the real deal :

Child-actor, Korean War hero, intelligence agent, spoke five languages fluently, college teacher, boxer, football star, motocross racer, record setting powerlifter, B-movie superstar, and the last of the Marlboro Men.
Beaulieu
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(02-01-2011, 01:18 AM)
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I call bullshit. Cant be a real bottle; too perfect with this camera angle and editing. A real fight doesnt look like this.
HiResDes
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(02-01-2011, 01:22 AM)
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Here's my favorite
Atrus
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(02-01-2011, 01:23 AM)
Doesn't look like a real fight and the multiple camera angles seem to indicate that the fight was not continuous, as a real fight would be.
BattleMonkey
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(02-01-2011, 01:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Atrus

Doesn't look like a real fight and the multiple camera angles seem to indicate that the fight was not continuous, as a real fight would be.

It wasn't a real fight, just a few of the hits were actually real by accident.
Mollymauk
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(02-01-2011, 01:43 AM)
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Whether or not it was "real" you gotta admit it delivers. :)
George Claw M.D.
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(02-01-2011, 01:52 AM)
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Fake. One guy would either be KTFO, or they'd both be hugging on the floor for ten minutes. Also, there were way too many clean hits without any flinching.
DUFFMCWALIN
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(02-01-2011, 01:53 AM)
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Thread delivered. It doesn't matter that its not a real fight, it just looks really good, especially for the time.
Wray
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(02-01-2011, 02:30 AM)
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This is still my favorite fight scene ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPQR8xXIdY8
rollingstart
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(02-01-2011, 03:47 AM)
when he gets slammed into the closet...damn
Feep
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(02-01-2011, 03:52 AM)
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Thread delivered.

Just two men, hell-bent on beating the shit out of each other.
crazy monkey
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(02-01-2011, 04:03 AM)
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William smith with wife last summer
drifter444
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(02-01-2011, 04:04 AM)
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No contest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g6jc_9OzhI
demon
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(02-01-2011, 04:23 AM)
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That was nice.

But there is a competitor:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXIGP6_fNZk -- one single continuous shot of awesomeness.
finowns
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(02-01-2011, 08:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by demon

That was nice.

But there is a competitor:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXIGP6_fNZk -- one single continuous shot of awesomeness.

That was terrible.
Feep
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(02-01-2011, 08:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by demon

That was nice.

But there is a competitor:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXIGP6_fNZk -- one single continuous shot of awesomeness.

I've always thought this was overrated as well.

There's no doubt that it's technically impressive, and an incredible testament to the skill of the cast and crew, but because that shot was so long, the fight choreography had to be incredibly basic. He handles all comers one at a time, with no more than two "moves" for each one, either a basic grapple or a strong kick. (The exception to this is the beginning of the shot, where the scene could be aborted without any real cost.)

From a choreography perspective, it's dull and uninteresting.
hteng
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(02-01-2011, 08:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by finowns

That was terrible.

why? the guy did the fight in one shoot without any cheap cuts or shaky cameras. I'd say it's pretty flawless.
Teddman
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(02-01-2011, 09:03 AM)
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That Protector scene was pretty awesome. When he throws the guy off two stories down into that hut on the ground floor, damn nice stunt.
sonicmj1
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(02-01-2011, 09:20 AM)
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That fight is pretty incredible in terms of how hard it hits, but I'm still very partial to the drag-out brawl in They Live. Just two guys being angry and trying to hurt each other until one gives in, for about five minutes. It's not refined or graceful, but that's part of what I like about it.
MikeOfTheLivingDead
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(02-01-2011, 10:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by hteng

why? the guy did the fight in one shoot without any cheap cuts or shaky cameras. I'd say it's pretty flawless.

and incredibly boring. There's no sense of peril at all. He just walks around in that rigid wooden posture delivering straight kicks and tossing people to the side.
plasmasd
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(02-01-2011, 11:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by sonicmj1

That fight is pretty incredible in terms of how hard it hits, but I'm still very partial to the drag-out brawl in They Live. Just two guys being angry and trying to hurt each other until one gives in, for about five minutes. It's not refined or graceful, but that's part of what I like about it.

This. My favorite fight scene of all time. Especially since he just wont put on the stupid glasses.
storafötter
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(02-01-2011, 11:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by demon

That was nice.

But there is a competitor:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXIGP6_fNZk -- one single continuous shot of awesomeness.

This scene is better with Terry Bogards voice.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk0kufx74Io

Thought the fight scene looks intense, but as some pointed out the switching camera angles and them going on without a break is a bit suspicious.
BattleMonkey
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(02-01-2011, 01:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by hteng

why? the guy did the fight in one shoot without any cheap cuts or shaky cameras. I'd say it's pretty flawless.

It's just extremely clinical clean and boring. The hero just plows through one bad guy after another.... It's just so choreographed, while being impressive for a martial arts film, it doesn't have the real brutality you get with like the OP fight which is what makes it so impressive.
sixteen-bit
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(02-01-2011, 01:33 PM)
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Wow, that looked pretty convincing but it obviously wasn't continuous.
zerokoolpsx
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(02-01-2011, 02:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Linkzg

when he gets slammed into the closet...damn

I cringed when I saw that and then the mockery with slamming the bottle on his head hahaha.
richiek
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(02-01-2011, 03:00 PM)
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From an earlier thread:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhUBH...eature=feedlik

More of an ass-whuppin than fight, but still awesome.
adamsappel
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(02-01-2011, 03:07 PM)
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Here's Rip Torn trying to kill Norman Mailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AzmhorISf4
rollingstart
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(02-04-2011, 05:44 PM)


the look on his face after getting up is so raw
Mollymauk
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(02-04-2011, 06:20 PM)
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Awesome gif!
sooperkool
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(02-04-2011, 06:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Linkzg



the look on his face after getting up is so raw


Needs a GTFO caption.
johnny_park
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(02-04-2011, 06:47 PM)

Originally Posted by drifter444

No contest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g6jc_9OzhI

This one is better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NXLI...e_gdata_player
MWS Natural
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(02-04-2011, 06:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by adamsappel

Here's Rip Torn trying to kill Norman Mailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AzmhorISf4

Now THAT'S how a real fight looks, not that BS posted in the OP.
UrokeJoe
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(02-04-2011, 07:38 PM)
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Would be easy to develop a god complex on a set like that.
Instro
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(02-04-2011, 07:53 PM)
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Sorry nothing beats Undefeatable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxkr4wS7XqY

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