This movie has been getting wonderful reviews. The reviewer on Good Morning
America (Joel something?) put it on his list of top ten films of the year
last week, and this week said he thought it could very well be the best
movie of the year.
But, sigh, we're still waiting for it to hit Omaha. With the closing of one
excellent several-screen theater last year, we're now left with only one
theater that shows films other than the ones that get big media hype.
Pretty bad for a metro area of about 400,000.
In the meantime, I'm making do with the soundtrack. Not only is the music
outstanding (including cello solos by Yo-Yo Ma)--the titles of many of the
tracks are making me even more impatient for the film: "The Eternal Vow,"
"Silk Road," "In the Old Temple," "Yearning of the Sword."
It's surprising how much I'm looking forward to it, considering I've gone to
only two movies in a theater over the past five years (guess it's partly my
fault that theater closed). I'd be interested in other group members'
opinions on it--but no "spoilers," please, unless they're marked!
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Sent: Sunday, December 24, 2000 11:05 AM
Subject: [mythsoc] Movie Recommendation
> Last night son and wife took us to see CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON
> Excellent!!! if a bit lengthy.
> This Ang Lee film is to conventional Kung Fu movies what LORD OF THE RINGS
> to conventional sword & sorcery. It is sad, lyrical, dazzling, mystical,
> and other things as well.
> If you have any interest in Chinese culture it is specially attractive. I
> feel like going back again just to concentrate on the backgrounds,
> etc. It is subtitled but you won't mind.
> Mary S
> The Mythopoeic Society website http://www.mythsoc.org