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Watch: Jackie Chan’s Brand of Action Comedy

The latest edition of Tony Zhou’s “Every Frame a Painting” series takes a look at the king of action comedy, Jackie Chan. Consistently putting himself at a disadvantage like the silent film stars Keaton and Chaplin, or defamiliarizing the familiar as weaponry, Chan’s perfectionism and attention to detail have set him above the rest for decades running. In the video, Zhou also closely analyzes the difference in Chan’s Chinese and American work, particularly the director’s editing, which can compound or dismantle the effects of Chan’s stunt work.

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