Consider the following questions about Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) and share your comments in the thread below. Continue checking the discussion threads to read your classmates comments. Find opportunities to reply with your thoughts to their posts, so we can have a mutual exchange of ideas and engage in discussion together about the film. At the end of the week, your instructor will post additional research from various critics and film reviews, so be sure to view those as well.
How would you apply the tenets of Chinese Cinema to this film? Cite specific examples from the film to support your conclusions.
What are each of the characters searching for and what are their priorities? What is the path of ‘the way’ that the women seem to find?
What are the lies that each character lives out of fear, uncertainty, or obligation?
What values do the Wudan masters teach their pupils?
What does the sword symbolize? What does it give to those who fight with it?
What questions, if any, do you have about the material from this unit?