Run Run Shaw, 1906 or 1907-2014

The Shaw Brothers Studio . . .

. . . was almost entirely responsible for introducing America to kung fu fighting . . .

. . . which has influenced American popular music from Carl Douglas to the Wu-Tang Clan, whose debut album title references the classic Shaw Brothers film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin.

Think I’ll watch Flying Guillotine tonight to honor Run Run Shaw.

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