Death of Game

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Death of Game, 2000, 2 minutes

Death of Game is the remake of a scene from Bruce Lee’s film, Game of Death.  The mid seventies was a period of growing visibility of actors of color in Blaxploitation and Asian action films.  These genres both gave mainstream exposure to but also paradoxically reinforced the stereotypes of Blacks and Asians. The moment of the meeting and subsequent fight between Bruce Lee and Kareem Abdul Jabar represents a point of contact defiantly outside of a dominant, white culture.