Monday, November 05, 2007

The Seminal Influence of Kung Fu

In conversation, I realized that while I always give credit to the 1966 Batman for turning me onto art (albeit while also instilling some demented ideas about women, Miss Kitka), I haven't realized that Kung Fu was kind of the bookend to that TV influence.

Caine simultaneously had skinhead and grunge looks and attitude--even the dual presentation as a minimalist monk and a shaggy slacker is striking. He was like a one man Hawk and The Dove.