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Plot: A young martial artist, Cord the Seeker, competes for and loses the right to go on a quest for the Book of All Knowlege held by a wizard named Zetan
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An original idea that deserves to be seen.
“The Silent Flute” originated from an idea by Bruce Lee, who collaborated with James Coburn and Sterling Siliphant on a screenplay to bring the project to life. After “Warner Bros.” showed slight interest, the three men embarked upon a location scouting in India during 1971. Unfortunately, no film resulted apart from a few photos of Bruce Lee in the Indian desert. The idea concerned a martial artist named Cord who is summoned to embark upon a journey of self-discovery and knowledge about martial arts in general. He needs to travel many miles and endure several challenges along the way from different opponents. During his travels, Cord hears a flute being played and is summoned by a blind martial artist who guides him during his travels. The flute in question is one that only certain people are destined to hear, hence the name of the film. James Coburn was to have played Cord the seeker and Bruce Lee was due to play numerous supporting characters – including that of the blind martial artist. I have every reason to believe that Lee’s writing skills would have served him well if he had made his own version and also that being a philosopher would have been another advantage. By the time the film was released, the final version bore little resemblance to what Bruce Lee and company had envisioned. Coburn and Siliphant publicly stated that the 1978 film was nothing like what they had written. Judging the finished film on its own merits, “The Silent Flute” isn’t as terrible as one might think and at least the film made some effort in being a bit different to other martial arts movies. The fight scenes aren’t as good as they should have been but would have been worse if Karate champion Joe Lewis hadn’t intervened. It makes sense to have David Carradine involved after his phenomenonal success with the “Kung Fu” series. He plays four different characters and they are the ones Bruce Lee would have played (who added a 5th one in the original screenplay). Unfortunately, once again Carradine gives a step by step guide on how NOT to be a martial artist! Joe Lewis said as much whilst he was on the set. As Cord, we have a completely obscure name in Jeff Cooper. He has long been forgotten and he certainly wasn’t cast due to his having any acting ability! He also gives martial arts a bad name. Roddy McDowall, Eli Wallach and Christopher Lee make the most of their limited screen time. There is some imagination in the screenplay although none of the original script was used. Bits and pieces of Bruce Lee’s vision is in evidence on occasion. The location was changed to that of Israel and I thought it a good idea. A flawed film but an interesting one.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director Richard Moore
Writer Stirling Silliphant, Stanley Mann, Bruce Lee
Actors David Carradine, Jeff Cooper, Christopher Lee
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Berky Pathe Humphries Ltd., Israel, Rank Film Laboratories, Denham, UK
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm