Crouching Tiger, The Hidden Dragon

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There exist particular elements in the film Crouching tiger, the Hidden Dragon that the audience from the western world are unlikely to comprehend. Foremost, the film title is derived from a Chinese apothegm which means hiding strength from our world. The movie story is centered around a four hundred years sword which is referred to as the Green Destiny. The movie director avers it to be referred to as such as the green color represents yin which in this respect is the female mysterious nature and this explains why it is domineered by the female character while on the other hand, Jade Fox is figuratively used. Jade is a dark and more so of dark green color which is to showcase her age. Green Destiny is indiscreetly stolen by Jen who is decorous …show more content…
There are a number of reasons why this film screenwriter or the directors deploy such a techniques. Particularly, in this film it was deployed so as to assist in comprehension of the whole story. For instance, the flashback was used to assist the audience to understand and connect a specific character to the storyline. A fashion of storytelling whereof the story comes out chronologically is fit to be classified to be linear. However a story whereof it is incorporated with a number of flashbacks as hallmarked in the film Crouching tiger. It is also crucial to note that one or two flashbacks cannot render a film non linear per …show more content…
In a bid to effectively discuss the cinematography in the film crouching tiger, it will necessitate focusing on a particular scenario and canvass cinematography deployed therein. For instance, the situation where Li Mu Bai had successfully reclaimed the green sword after which he took it to an abandoned courtyard. The aspect ration that was used for this film was two to thirty five to one. The first shot took a duration of precisely 8 sec. It was of medium in size. The audio effects, particularly the diagetic audio sound in this shot accommodates wooshing diagetic sound of Li Mu Bai. Li Mu Bai gently moves his finger along the shaft of the blade. In response, the blade resonates with a sound of crystal tone nature in a special fashion as if responding to its master. As soon as the tip of his finger reaches the edge, a chime shivers through out the balde. The space captured by this shot is finely presented when we focus on the sound. Furthermore, the music that is presented here triggers a mysterious feeling although it accentuates the thoughtful nature of Li Mu Bai current concentration. The contrast that domineers through this shot is that of green destiny. As the fingers of Li Mu Bai move along the shaft so does the reflection of the moon. Therefore, it would be accurate to aver that

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