Soundtrack – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

11 06 2010

Listened: Wednesday June 9

I don’t buy many soundtracks, especially those consisting primarily of scores. However, Crouching Tiger’s music was a big part of the film – it was epic and noticeable without being over the top (Though the very Celine Dion-esque vocal theme tacked on the end, once in Mandarin and once in English, kind of ruins the mood).

I saw the movie on opening night, in the original Mandarin (later releases were dubbed, admittedly pretty well), entirely by chance, and not knowing anything about it. It was definitely one of those big-screen movie experiences that I’ll never forget. The whole audience was gasping and applauding at the opening scene of the masked fighter leaping effortlessly over the rooftops and the music played a big part in the excitement of that sequence.

I saw the film 3 times in the theater and I haven’t seen it for many years, but just hearing this album brings back that feeling of excitement.  I”ll add it to the Netflix queue, but it’ll probably never be as stunning as that first time.



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11 02 2011
Soundtrack – The Darjeeling Limited « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] very serendipitous that The Darjeeling Limited soundtrack follows Crouching Tiger in the project, since it’s both completely different and similar at the same time. It’s […]

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