Please answer the following question in a full page (250-275 words) response that is double-spaced.
A Chinese co-production of several Asian countries and the USA, the epic battle film Red Cliff is impressive, in terms of its scope, striking cinematography, and display of Chinese historical, philosophical, and artistic elements. However, director John Woo said that only half of what happens in the film is true, and the other half is fictionalized to appeal to modern audiences.
What, in your opinion, are the most striking qualities of this US $80 million dollar production? In addition, what to you seems to be clearly fictionalized, verses that which is likely true? Please give specific examples.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
According to Kenneth Chan in his article, “The Global Return of the Wu Xia Pian (Chinese Sword-Fighting Movie): Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Ang Lee has stated that his film was “a dream of China,” and Klein says that it has been sited for its “lack of authenticity,” by cultural purists. In your opinion, can Lee’s Wu Xia Pian film that reimagines China be viewed as a feminist film?
Why or why not? If so, which scene exemplifies this notion?