Hands of Stone: Jackie Chan’s face and hand prints for the professional collector

When you have reached the lowest point in your life, there is nowhere to go but up. This is where a person’s true character is revealed. In 1994, New York artist Joseph Malara made a virtue of necessity and worked his way up from flea markets to the living rooms of the stars in just a few years with a clever business idea. A true American story.

By Thorsten Boose 15. May 2024 Off

Clothes make the Chan: Breaking the Fourth Wall

Do you have prejudices? Even in ancient Rome it was said: Vestis virum reddit. At that time, one should not feign prosperity by dressing appropriately. Over the course of centuries, many clever people have addressed this issue. In 1874, the Swiss lyricist Gottfried Keller elaborated on this rather human trait of paying attention to appearances and associating them with familiar patterns in his novella “Kleider machen Leute” (translated as “Clothes make the people”).

By Thorsten Boose 21. February 2024 Off

Hip Hop & Martial Arts: The chantastic Soundtrack for the Year of the Dragon 2024

If you’re on a music streaming service of your choice these days and are looking for something new and exciting for your playlist, then I’ve got something for you. As a guest author for www.JackieChan.de, today I’m giving you an exciting overview and insight into my very own chantastic project. Read on to find out what my “Young Dragon Beat Tape” is all about and why you, as Jackie Chan fans, should be so interested in it.

By Thorsten Boose 12. January 2024 Off

1960-1969: Jackie Chan’s first steps – A look back at lost and rediscovered films

It is well known that Jackie Chan was already in front of the camera at the age of eight and played a small role in the film “The 7 Tyrants Of Jiangnan” (1963), also known as “Big And Little Wong Tin Bar”. During his education at the China Drama Academy under Yu Jim-Yuen, he and his classmates were often loaned out to film studios to generate additional income for the school’s coffers.

By Thorsten Boose 17. August 2023 Off

“My book pays tribute to Jackie Chan” – An interview with martial arts novelist Ramona Lee Soo-Jun

For decades, Jackie Chan has had a loyal fan base that still grows to include new generations. He has touched and inspired some of his fans so deeply that they have been able to follow their own creative path – I myself know what I am talking about. So does writer Ramona Lee Soo-Jun, who honours her idol with her English translation of her novel “Agent 00: Volume I”.

By Thorsten Boose 8. August 2023 Off