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INTERVIEWER: Now Bruce, just look right into the camera lens right here and tell us your name, your age and when you were born.
BRUCE LEE: My last name is Lee, Bruce Lee. I was born in San Francisco. 1940. I’m 24 right now.
INTERVIEWER: And you worked in the motion pictures in Hong Kong?
BRUCE LEE: Yes, since I was around six years old.
INTERVIEWER: And when did you leave Hong Kong?
BRUCE LEE: 1959. When I was eighteen.
INTERVIEWER: I see. Now look over to me, Bruce, as we talk. I understand you just had a baby boy?
BRUCE LEE: Yeah.
INTERVIEWER: And you’ve lost a little sleep over it, have you?
BRUCE LEE: Oh, three nights.
INTERVIEWER: And tell the crew what time they shoot the pictures in Hong Kong.
BRUCE LEE: Well it’s mostly in the morning because it’s kind of noisy in Hong Kong, you know? Around three million people there, and so every time when they have a picture it’s
mostly, say, around 12: 00 a.m. to 5: 00 a.m. in the morning.
INTERVIEWER: I see. You love that, do you?
BRUCE LEE: (smiles)
INTERVIEWER: And you went to College in the United States?
BRUCE LEE: Yes.
INTERVIEWER: And what did you study?
BRUCE LEE: Ah, philosophy.
INTERVIEWER: I see. Now you told me earlier today, that karate and ju-jitsu are not the most powerful or the best forms of Oriental fighting. What is the most powerful or the best form?
BRUCE LEE: Well, it’s bad to say "the best" but, in my opinion, I think Gung Fu is pretty good.
INTERVIEWER: And would you tell us a little bit about Gung Fu?
BRUCE LEE: Well, Gung Fu is originated in China. It is the ancestor of karate and ju-jitsu. It’s more of a complete system and it’s more fluid. By that I mean, it’s more flowing; there’s
continuity in movement instead of one movement, two movement and then stop.
INTERVIEWER: Would you look right into the camera lens and explain the principle of the glass of water as it applies to Gung Fu?
BRUCE LEE: Well, Gung Fu -- the best example would be a glass of water. Why? Because water is the softest substance in the world, but yet it can penetrate the hardest rock or
anything -- granite, you name it. Water also is insubstantial; by that I mean you cannot grasp hold of it, you cannot punch it and hurt it. So every Gung Fu man is trying to do that;
to be soft like water, and flexible and adapt itself to the opponent.
INTERVIEWER: I see. What’s the difference between a Gung Fu punch and a karate punch?
BRUCE LEE: Well, a karate punch is like an iron bar -- whack! A Gung Fu punch is like an iron chain with an iron ball attached to the end and it goes Wang! And it hurts inside.
INTERVIEWER: Okay. In a moment we’re going to cut and in just a second we’ll have you stand up and show us some Gung Fu and some movements in Gung Fu.
BRUCE LEE: Okay.