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Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Friday, February 13, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge - #18 -Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon



A little movie review:
In the early 19th century, martial arts master Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun-Fat) is about to retire and enter a life of meditation, though he quietly longs to avenge the death of his master, who was killed by Jade Fox (Cheng Pei-pei). He gives his sword, a fabled 400-year-old weapon known as Green Destiny, to his friend, fellow martial arts wizard and secret love Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh), so that she may deliver it to Sir Te (Sihung Lung). Upon arrival in Peking, Yu Shu Lien happens upon Jen (Zhang Ziyi), a vivacious, willful politician's daughter. That night, a mysterious masked thief swipes Green Destiny, with Yu Shu Lien in hot pursuit -- resulting in the first of several martial arts action set pieces during the film. Without giving away the rest of the movie - this film is about friendship, love, loyalty, trust, romance, passion, determination, silence and action and is just breathtaking.

This film was first screened to much acclaim at the 2000 Cannes, Toronto, and New York film festivals and became a favorite when Academy Awards nominations were announced in 2001. It is truly a beautiful movie and has since then paved the way for more visual delights such as "Hero", "House of Flying Daggers" and the Curse of the Golden Flower.

THE ONLY REQUIREMENT THIS WEEK IS TO ADD A LITTLE SPLASH OF RED
(it can be a big splash or little splash, however you would like :)
According to About.com "Red is the color of happiness and prosperity in China and may be used to attract good luck."

Brooke's Card:

When I was reflecting on this movie I was thinking of the beautiful clothing from the "Orient" I though that the "Faux Silk" Technique would be appropriate. The first color that came to mind was "Riding Hood Red" A very Passionate color. I then choose the Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango to add a softness or warmth to the red. Kiwi Kiss was a choice that brought a touch of nature to the card. The green represents the Bamboo that sways in the breeze and is beautifully danced in between characters during scenes of cat and mouse. I used the sentiment "LOVED" to represent the simple and everlasting love between "Li mu bai(Chow Yun-Fat), and Yu Shu Lien(Michelle Yeoh).

This move was the first movie that we ever owned on DVD. My sister gave this to my DH for his birthday to help force us in to the 21st century about 8 years ago. We hadn't made the just from VHS yet. How funny to look back on that to think that technology has change so much even sense then. This is truly one of our favorite movies. The story is so beautiful, the cinema-photography, the costumes and set design are so perfectly designed.

Card Recipe:
Stamp set ~ Happiness Always(retired)
Card Stock ~ Kiwi Kiss, Riding hood Red, Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Ribbon ~ Stripped Grosgrain Pumpkin pie (Stampin' Up)
Brads ~ Stampin' Up
Ink ~ Pumpkin Pie, Riding hood Red, Kiwi Kiss.
Tissue paper... What ever you have on hand. 
Adhesive ~ Stampin' Up Glue stick, Snail adhesive.
Mat Pack~ for paper piercing

Movie watched ~ EMMA

1 comment:

mariemc said...

Very pretty card Brooke!! I think that the faux silk is perfect and the colors are fabulous!!! Happy Valentine's Day!

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