“(Critic David) Bordwell… points out that the rythmic pulse of Hong Kong action requires stasis as well as movement, with ‘lightning switches between quick, precise gestures and punctuating poses’ ”. Leon Hunt,
Kung Fu Cult Masters,p. 28
Nicely spotted David Bordwell. Unfortunately, I didn’t copy down the Bordwell’s book that Hunt was referencing, but it may well have been the excellent
Planet Hong Kong.