MOVEMENT LANGUAGE: Eric Jacobus Kicks Off New Series Analyzing Global Action On Film
Who better to host a first-hand discussion on martial arts action cinema with an estudious approach than a filmmaker with experience in the martial arts action arena? Welp, if at least one of your answers was Eric Jacobus, then you’re in the market for his latest upload, Movement Language, commencing a new video essay series dedicated to the study of physical performance as observed through multiple territories and markets over the last half-century.
The episode is about twenty minutes and chronicles Jacobus’ early pre-stuntman days and burgeoning interest in Jackie Chan films to the launch of his own indie action cinema career leading up to his current evolution in motion capture performance. Jacobus also teases a coming spotlight on how “styles” are perceived throughout the world, with interview segments from some of today’s top stunt performers.
There’s no solid episode count so there’s no telling how many parts there’ll be, but if you love action cinema, and love sharing space with others nerding out about action cinema, go wild and hit “Play” below, and then go join Jacobus’s Telegram space for more vids.
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