Monday, September 30, 2013

Telescopic Baton on TV: Lucy Liu in Elementary S02E01

I'm starting another project. Making animated GIF's of the Telescopic Baton in TV and Movies, much like one of my other projects, namely, making animated GIF's of the Balisong in Movies and TV.

Leading off this series is Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in the CBS TV series, Elementary. Elementary is an updated telling of the great detective, Sherlock Holmes, bringing him into modern times and setting him in New York City. Partnered with a female Dr. Watson, the duo help NYPD solve crimes. The first episode of the second season broadcasted on this past Thursday, Sep. 26, 2013. It featured Liu's Dr. Watson stopping a Bad Guy running away from Sherlock Holmes in Washington Square Park.

Liu has mentioned she has had Filipino Martial Arts training in this LA Times magazine interview:

I’ve heard that you train regularly in martial arts.
I studied kali-eskrima-silat [Filipino sword and stick fighting] when I was young. I thought it was really beautiful, and I wanted a hobby, so I started doing that. It came in handy for a couple of projects, but people make it out like I’m some expert, and I’m not. I studied for some films, but if somebody came up and tried to judo chop me, they could probably get the best of me.

Liu has also used the baton in her movie with Antonio Banderas, Ballistic:  Ecks vs Sever. At some point in the near future, I will be making animated GIF's from that movie.

Another 2 movies with Baton usage that comes to mind are Clint Eastwood's In the Line of Fire and Jennifer Lopez with George Clooney in Out of Sight. If you know of more, please let me know.

Enjoy Lucy Liu in action with a Telescopic Baton!

Please check out another animated GIF set I made of Lucy Liu with not one but two telescopic batons!

In case you missed the entries in my Balisong Knife in Movies series please check out:

For other Elementary GIF Sets, please check out:



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