Good Example of Fight Scene with Banter?

This was one of my favorite movies as a kid and this was one of my favorite scenes.  I caught it tonight after putting the toddler to bed and realized something.  The fight scene is amazing.  Banter is corny, but not over the top.  You don’t have a clear idea of who is going to win as it progresses.  Dodging, parrying, and everything that makes a fight scene entertaining.

I wonder if watching this movie time after time had any effect on my ability to write fight scenes.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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17 Responses to Good Example of Fight Scene with Banter?

  1. I can easily say that this is among the movies that influenced some of my fight scene writing. Plus, “Ninja, vanish” is a common catch phrase of mine, that for some sad reason no one ever seems to know where i’m getting it from…


  2. twixie13 says:

    Hey, can’t go wrong with the TMNT, I find. That franchise was a huge part of my childhood.


  3. Patti Hall says:

    Banter! That’s the word I’ve been trying to come up with to describe your talent. Really. You are most excellent at banter:>)


  4. A English says:

    Mr Bay does for subject matter, plot, character and story telling exactly what he does to every car, building, street, town, and city, he blows them to pieces.


  5. L. Marie says:

    Nothing wrong with that! The Ninja Turtles are still a guilty pleasure of mine. But in writing fight scenes, I’m probably influenced more by movies like Hero; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; and Iron Monkey.


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  7. Jae says:

    I do love some good banter in a fight scene. So much more interesting than real life. 😉


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