Bruce Lee was a legend. There’s no higher approach to put it. What he did as a movie star and martial arts expert was nothing in need of unbelievable. Every thing he touched was gold, however his iconic life ended far too quickly.
Lee died on July 20, 1973. He was simply 32 years outdated. His legacy nonetheless lives on right now, however maybe nothing encapsulated his greatness greater than a viral video and commercial for the Nokia N96 Restricted Version Bruce Lee mobile phone again in 2008.
Earlier than social media was really a lifestyle, JWT Beijing produced an unbelievable business displaying Lee taking part in ping pong with nunchucks.
Bruce Lee Ping Pong Video
Is the video actual? After all not. The J. Walter Thompson business got here out in 2008, which was 35 years after Bruce Lee’s demise. It does, nevertheless, function a lookalike actor of the well-known martial artist, a few different desk tennis gamers, and a few candy post-production of including the ping pong ball into the clip, in line with a reality test by Snopes.com.
True followers of Lee wouldn’t be stunned if he may really play kung fu ping pong with nunchucks (additionally referred to as nunchuks or nunchaku), and it undoubtedly seems like some secret footage, but it surely’s a digital creation and one of many coolest viral adverts nonetheless on the market.
“That’s why we perceive what sort of methods will fire up scorching information amongst his followers. After all, 2008 was Bruce Lee’s 30th anniversary additionally impressed us to launch a marketing campaign to pay tributes to him. Our job was to get folks excited sufficient to go to the marketing campaign’s micro-site the place they may study extra in regards to the Nokia N96 Bruce Lee Restricted Version, to not talk a whole, stand alone product promoting proposition which is the target behind most TVCs [television commercials].”
— Polly Chu, JWT Chief Inventive Officer, by way of Agency.Asia
The video clip is as particular as Lee’s efficiency in Enter the Dragon. Certain, it could be faux, but it surely’s nonetheless mesmerizing to observe.