Presentation on theme: " Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Made in 2000 Directed by Ang Lee Also directed Sense & Sensibility and Brokeback Mountain Chow Yun-Fat as Master."— Presentation transcript:
Made in 2000 Directed by Ang Lee Also directed Sense & Sensibility and Brokeback Mountain Chow Yun-Fat as Master Li Mu Bai Also in Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End Michelle Yeah as Yu Shu Lien Also in Tomorrow Never Dies Ziyi Zhang as Jen Yu Also in Hero and Rush Hour 2 Budget est. at $15 mil. Grossed over $128 mil. Jet Li originally cast as Li Mu Bai, but wanted to do Romeo Must Die instead. Romeo Must Die grossed only $56 mil.
Ziyi Zhang studied caligraphy for several months. Michelle Yeoh didn’t speak Mandarin, lines were written phonetically. Michelle Yeoh strained her ACL during fight sequence Became first foreign language film to earn over $100 mil. In the USA. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon refers to a proverb that says to hide your strength from others. Woo-ping Yuen was the fight coordinator who also did The Matrix. Tan Dun only had two weeks to compose the music. An adaptation of the fourth novel in a pentalogy by noted kung-fu novelist Du Lu Wang.
Holds record for most Oscars nomintations for a foreign film (10) Won Art Direction, Cinematography, Foreign Language, and Original Score. Four main actors all spoke Mandarin but with different accents. #10 in Hong Kong Film Awards list of 100 best Chinese Films (2005) According to Tawainese newspaper there was an earlier edition of the novel made in 1959. Swordsmith who made the movie swords is a neighbor of Ang Lee’s in Taiwan. According to stamped documents presented at the city-gate the fictional time period is 1778 somewhere in June or July
Ziyi Zhang had never had any official martial arts training at all. She used her dance experience to learn the martial arts. This is the only martial arts film to date to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. If you listen to the night-watchmen during the first fight scene you can accurately tell what time it is. They indicate this with a series of knocks on clappers/rods.