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    two lines by B. Lee and J. Franciscus

    Hello everyone,

    On Youtube there is a clip from the Longstreet TV series starring Bruce Lee and James Franciscus.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5R746BSodM&t=6s

    I understand most (not all of course) of what they say, but at the very beginning of the video I can't make out the first line by Bruce and the first line by James.

    To me, the first line by Bruce sometimes sounds like, "Did that help?" or "Would I tell", but I doubt it makes sense.

    The second line by James is clear to me ("Lee, I want you to teach me what you did the other night"), but out of his first phrase I can only understand several words - "bruises" and "got frostbite."

    Could someone explain to me what they say at the beginning please?

    Thank you.

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    Re: two lines by B. Lee and J. Franciscus

    Bruce says that he already told Miss Bell that he can't. The first thing is less clear to me, but I think it is you don't have bruises when you have frostbite.

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    Re: two lines by B. Lee and J. Franciscus

    Thank you, Tdol. The "you don't have bruises when you have frostbite" phrase makes perfect sense.
    The only thing is that by the first line by Bruce I meant the one that begins between 0.00 and 0.01.

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    Re: two lines by B. Lee and J. Franciscus

    It sounds like "Did I tell?" to me but it's not very clear. If we knew what came before it, it might help.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: two lines by B. Lee and J. Franciscus

    It's difficult to catch, but it sounded a bit like guys help? to me. Could you post the bit that comes before this part?

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    Re: two lines by B. Lee and J. Franciscus

    Thank you, Tdol.

    I found the complete episode on Youtube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_C6wKGL_ug&t
    Longstreet Episode 1 - Way of the Intercepting Fist (Bruce Lee)


    The preceeding scene begins at 7.40

    EDIT: Before I posted this thread I hadn't seen the full episode. Now I decided to watch the beginning of the episode trying to get the context of the scene in question. And if I heard correctly, at 1.22 Bruce says "Use ice pad on your stomack." So now I think that in the scene in question Bruce says, "Did ice help?" But I still can't catch fully James Franciscus's reply, but I definitely hear "... bruises, but I got frostbite."
    Last edited by KLPNO; 21-Oct-2020 at 18:33.

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    Re: two lines by B. Lee and J. Franciscus

    Did ice help makes sense in that context, especially with the reference to frostbite.

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    Re: two lines by B. Lee and J. Franciscus

    I hear:
    - "Did th'ice help?"
    - Can't help the bruises but I got frostbite.

    Initially, I thought the first line was just "Did ice help?" but there's a hint of the definite article there. I just don't think it's the complete word.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: two lines by B. Lee and J. Franciscus

    I've played it a few times and am not sure about th'ice. It could be there. It's a tricky piece for certain.

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    Re: two lines by B. Lee and J. Franciscus

    I hear "Did the ice help?" very clearly.
    I am not a teacher.

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