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Film-review Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is action-packed movie with emotional sensibilities always rule the hearts of the audience.

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The role of characters in a story is basically concerned with either the plot or the event that motivates it. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a brilliant movie which touches both the aforementioned aspects cinematically; the movie constantly engages the audience in a state of fiction suited to their understanding as well as depicts art in a way that it perfectly dissolves within the story foreshadowed by other elements.


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Ang Lee as a director had is schooling from a western domain of cultural and capitalist medium of communication.The impact of his schooling is clearly visible in the movie as he frequently uses the three-act structure to define the narrative of his film. However, the brilliance with which Lee moulded the Chinese traditional ideology to redefine the film in his own way is undeniable.He rightly reflects his influence and in no way hints at this influence to be the only path: Orientalism.

Let us delve into cinematic examples to help us understand better. Disney’s Cars trilogy as a story not just develops its characters but also gives the audience the time to connect with them. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon achieves the same effect, which I will be explaining by discussing two of the most viable commercial film series of Hollywood. Disney’s Cars, as well as Stallone’s Rocky series, follows the journey of Steve

This film is filled with motifs that show us a cinematic world of nuances besides depicting our daily lives intricately, embedded deeply behind the ongoing narrative and characterization.


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Let’s Break the Paradigm—Breaking swords, balcony roof stalls, tables and desks, swords, weapons used for martial arts, pots holding water for household use. Employing and extending the narrative to day-to-day objects rightly guides one through the path of an outbreak. Simply put, it is the household paradigm of breaking away from what is accepted from you as the wife of a man. Ang Lee showed us how to dietetically involve the meaning of essays through small visual motifs in this splendid movie.

In the earlier films of Ang Lee, we can see there is a touch of human nuances; however, such hints are apparently translucent in this film. The characters have drama within their arcs and this reflects within the story itself. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a film that has established itself as a hallmark for the future generations of viewers and filmmakers.