- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
was screened during the 49th Telluride Film Festival, September 3, Telluride, Colorado, as a part of the 30th-anniversary celebration for Sony Classics. Michelle attended the featured Q&A. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
, distributed by Sony Pictures Classics in the U.S. in 2000, remains the highest-grossing foreign-language film today.
- So how did you do on the EEAAO pop quiz posted on August 5th? ;-) Let's look at the answers.
(1) In EEAAO, the movie star Evelyn was attending a movie premiere of hers. What was the English title of that movie?
(2) What was Alpha Waymond holding in the Alpha-verse during his last moment?
(3) Both directors had cameos in EEAAO. Did you catch director Daniel Kwan's cameo appearance?
(4) In the movie star universe, the film featured a sequence of real event videos of Michelle Yeoh's. Can you name some of the events?
upper L to R: Crazy Rich Asians LA premiere (2018), Oscars ceremony (2019), Cannes film festival (2010),
Singapore film festival (2016),
lower L to R: Hollywood Film Awards (2018), Venice film festival (2010)
(5) The film used a mix of screen aspect ratios. It started with the ratio of 1.85:1 (normal widescreen format) for the "normal world." At which scene was the aspect ratio changed for the first time?
In this zooming-out sequence, the screen aspect ratio was changed from 1.85:1 (normal widescreen format)
to 2.39:1 (anamorphic widescreen format, the widest aspect ratio in modern cinema)
(6) What other universes used the same aspect ratio as the "normal world"?
Some universes used the same screen aspect ratio as the "normal world," 1.85:1, including the worlds of movie star, opera singer, pizza sign spinner, rock, pinata, prison... The epic battle world (movie within movie and its extension) used the widest aspect ratio 2.39:1, as well as the "Raccacoonie" world, Jobu's all-white "bagel universe," and the ancient martial arts world. The hot-dog universe used a ratio between the two, about 2.00:1. Also, some scenes, such as flashbacks, used the old 1.33:1 (4:3) format.
Hope you enjoyed the quiz! ;-D