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4-18-2018 – Dr. Hildy®: Donnie Yen – From Monkey Kung Fu to Frozen in Time

~Donnie Yen:  From Monkey Kung Fu to Frozen in Time ~

 “I am one with the Force, and the Force is with me.” 

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Donnie Yen
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donnie_Yen

Monkey Kung Fu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey_Kung_Fu

Chinese martial arts
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_martial_arts

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“I am one with the Force, and the Force is with me.”

Though he is perhaps most famous to western audiences as Chirrut Îmwe, a Rebel spy in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Donnie Yen has had a long and prosperous career in cinema, spanning more than three decades. This week on One Cell, One Light Radio, Dr. Hildy and guest Veronica Hendricks will discuss Yen’s career, his use of varied martial arts styles, and what lies in Yen’s future.

Born in Guangzhou, China in 1963, Donnie Yen is the son of a kung fu master and a newspaper editor. When he was eleven, his family moved to Boston. Here he learned a great love of music as well as learning martial arts from his mother, a pioneer for Chinese martial arts in America. In time, he became a serious practitioner of modern Wu Shu, and his parents decided to send him to Beijing to train at the Chinese capital’s famed Wu Shu academy. It was when Yen returned to Hong Kong en route back to Boston that he met the famed martial arts movie director Yuen Woo-ping.

Donnie Yen exploded onto the Hong Kong movie scene when he was cast in the lead role of director Yuen Woo-ping’s Drunken Tai Chi. His debut film immediately established him as a viable leading man, and Yen has remained a major figure in Chinese action cinema to this day.

Yen’s career blossomed, including roles in over 70 movies and tv shows, including 1993’s Iron Monkey, Yimou Zhang’s 2002 masterpiece Hero, and the Ip Man series, of which a 4th movie is filming right now. He has also been in many American movies, such as the aforementioned Rogue One, Blade II, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, and a live-action remake of Disney’s Mulan, scheduled for release in 2020, which will also star Jet Li.

Join Dr. Hildy and her guest, Film Producer Veronica Hendricks, as they discuss Donnie Yen on One Cell One Light Radio!

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DR. HILDY NOTES – DONNIE YEN

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3-14-18-Dr. Hildy® and Veronica Hendricks present: CHERRY BLOSSOM TIME-Takeshi Kaneshiro

CHERRY BLOSSOM TIME – Takeshi Kaneshiro

This week on One Cell One Light Radio, Dr. Hildy and Film Producer, Veronica Hendricks,  celebrate Cherry Blossom season in Japan, the time of year when the the sakura and other trees blossom breathtakingly.

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 Best places to see cherry blossoms in Japan

 

As spring approaches, the entire nation turns a shade of pink. Months before they arrive, retailers switch into sakura mode – supermarkets filled with plastic cherry blossom flowers and cherry blossom-flavored foods and beverages. The beautiful trees are a common subject of artists and painters, and are a source of great pride for the island nation.

When the blooms arrive (as confirmed by teams of meticulous cherry blossom officials), it is time to indulge in one of the nation’s all-time favourite pastimes – hanami, which literally translates as “looking as flowers” and refers to flower appreciation picnics under the blooms.

But the cherry blossoms aren’t all Japan is prideful about. There are also the moves of Takeshi Kaneshiro, one of Japan’s most popular actors. Despite being effortlessly good-looking, he chooses to strike a sometimes uneasy balance between the commercially pleasing and the quirky in his choice of film roles. Takeshi, sometimes called the Japanese Johnny Depp, has appeared in more than 50 films, though American audiences would know him best from his role as “Jin” in director Yimou Zhang’s (Hero, Raise the Red Lantern) 2004 film House of Flying Daggers. Kaneshiro is also an accomplished singer, having released 9 albums in Japan in both Mandarin and Cantonese.

Join Dr. Hildy and Veronica this week as they discusses Japan’s culture and beauty on One Cell One Light Radio!

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Early life – Takeshi Kaneshiro

Takeshi Kaneshiro’s mother is Taiwanese and his father is from Okinawa, Japan.[1][2]He was born and raised in Taipei but also holds Japanese citizenship.[3][4]

The son of a Japanese businessman and a Taiwanese homemaker,[5] he has two elder brothers; one is his senior by seven years, the other just by one.[6] After graduating from Taipei Japanese Junior High School, he enrolled at English-based Taipei American School, which enabled him to converse in English. While he was studying there, he began doing television commercials and decided to quit school to pursue a singing and acting career. He is multilingual, fluent in Mandarin, Chinese Hokkien, Japanese, and to lesser degrees in Cantonese and English.

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