Useless Movie Trivia
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Lo: A faithful heart makes wishes come true.
Sir Te: A sword by itself rules nothing. It only comes alive in skilled hands.
Li Mu Bai: I would rather be a ghost drifting by your side as a condemned soul than enter heaven witout you...because of your love, I will never be a lonely spirit.
Yu Shu Lien: Without Green Destiny, you are nothing!
Li Mu Bai: No growth without assistance. No action without reaction. No desire without restraint.
Li Mu Bai: Giang Hu is a world of tigers and dragons, full of corruption.
Sir Te: When it comes to emotions, even great heroes can be idiots.
Yu Shu Lien: To repress one's feelings only makes them stronger.
Li Mu Bai: Even if I was banished to the darkest place, my love will never let me be a lonely spirit.
Ziyi Zhang sudied calligraphy for several months along with her other training for the movie.
Michelle Yeoh tore her ACL during the shooting of an early fighting sequence and had to be flown to the U.S. for knee surgery. She returned to the set at different times to film non-action scenes until the knee had recovered.
In 2001, this became the first foreign language film to earn over $100 million in the United States.
The film is an adaptation of the fourth novel in a pentalogy, or five-novel cycle, known in China as the Crane/Iron Pentalogy and written by noted wuxia (kung-fu) novelist Du Lu Wang. The novels are "Crane Frightens Kunlun", "Precious Sword, Golden Hairpin", "Sword's Force, Pearl's Shine", "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", and "Iron Knight, Silver Vase". Much of the story is not about Li Mu Bai and Yu Shu Lien; they are in fact secondary characters who only become important later in the series. When a comic-book adaptation of the fourth book in the pentalogy was slated, illustrator Andy Seto re-watched the film to get inspiration for how to depict the fight scenes.
The film holds the record for the most Oscar nominations for a "foreign" film. It was nominated for 10 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Music (Song), Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay), Best Film Editing, and Best Costume Design.
Within the shots of forest and mountain before the sword-fighting scene in the trees, there is an electrical cable mildly visible gracing the side of a green mountain.
When Jen stabs Lo with the arrow in Lo's cave, blood trickles out from a spot about two inches above the injury.>br>
During the fight between Yu Shu Lien and Xiou Long many floor tiles are smashed by Shu Lien. After Shu Lien discards her heavy metal weapon and continues to fight, the tiles appear repaired.
In the final scene in the cave, the protagonist walks under the rain and becomes wet. After the whole poisonous needle thing, the camera cuts back to her and she is completely dry.
Box Office Info In the USA
Opening Weekend: $663,205
Anhui Province, China
Anji Bamboo Forest, Jiangsu, China
Cangyanshan, Hebie, China
Chengde, Hebei, China