Monthly Archives: May 2017

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000)

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Plot: In 19th century China, a warrior gives his sword, Green Destiny to the person he loves to give it for safe keeping, but it is stolen and the chase is on to find it.

Camera Shots: The director used a lot of long shots and extreme long shots, that showed the settings. There are many settings in the movie. Without of the long shots, the movie wouldn’t be as effective it is.

Mise-en-Scene: The movie is based on 19th century China. So the director used many props and techniques to make the movie more effective. There was a lot of settings in the movie, but all was in China. And a lot of the scene didn’t look like was in a set, therefore it was effective.

What I like: This movie was in Chinese, which made it a bit confusing and the hard to understand. However, the way the movie was made was different then movies made in Hollywood. There are so many differences. Like the movie was about ninjas, however the directer uses the ninjas was extraordinary.


Class Presentations: Short Films

During February/March, we were able to create our own film from the techniques we learned in class. On April 5, we presented our short films. The all of the movies were creative. There were many movies with the theme of ghosts or horror. One of my favorite movies was of one of my classmate who imitated a episode of TLC’s My Strange Addiction. He made his own My Strange Addiction to Sand and it was hilarious. One of the best short films I have every seen.