Tag Archives: wuxia

What Do You Mean, No “In a World?”

When I was working on Kung Fu Theater: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, I spent quite a bit of time on YouTube going through videos, deciding which one to post.  I ended up going with one of my favorite fight scenes, but I also considered the official US trailer:

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Kung Fu Theater: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was an important achievement in Asian cinema.  Released in 2000, first in Hong Kong and Taiwan, then later in the Unites States, it became an unexpected international success, garnering critical acclaim and over 40 awards.

Although an international co-production, it introduced Chinese wuxia films to mainstream western audiences and allowed others, such as Hero and House of Flying Daggers, to reach theaters in the US.

It’s one of my favorite movies and a major influence on my work-in-progress, an eastern fantasy novel.

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