Monday, July 25, 2011

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Ah, this is going to be nice. CT, HD is a movie I saw in the theatres and liked well enough to buy, but haven't seen in such a long time that there are going to be some surprises. I like movies that riff on/reference genres that I don't particularly know much about or want to watch (see: the collected works of Quentin Tarantino). With this film, Ang Lee offers an homage to Kung-fu films, shooting all the stunts using wires just like the old days. As I recall, the shots are gorgeous and the love story is a delicious why-God-why melange of longing. I also seem to remember it being quite feminista. Hooray for a respite from self-important indies and snooze-fest docs!

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