Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Hey, it’s a clean one! No rough language here.

Let’s chase an awesome sword all over the Far East’s countryside as the Next 142 Project peeks at a picture about tigers and/or dragons who are crouching and/or hidden. Ang Lee’s wire-fu love story still packs a clanging wallop, emotionally and certainly viscerally. Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh and Zhang Ziyi are all immensely talented stunt-people, as well as being pretty solid at the emoting thing. Nineteen years on, this picture is still beautiful and moving. It’s Ang Lee though, so you oughta know it was never going to end well.

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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

2000 U.S. Box Office

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

2000 in film

2000 Oscar winners and nominees

Academy Award acceptance speeches: Foreign Language Film and Cinematography and Music and Sets

Links to: Brokeback Mountain and Life Of Pi and the Crouching Tiger sequel and The Matrix and Hero

YouTube links: Let the flying begin and Li Mu Bai joins the fight and Jen & Lo battle over a comb and Jen beats up a lot of people and battle in bamboo and Li Mu Bai and Yu Shu Lien finally connect

Previously on the Next 141 Project: Memento

March 18th on the Next 143 Project: Wayne’s World