National Features in the Music of the Film Called Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Analysis on the Music Creation Concept of Tan Dun

Wei LI


Music has already become an indivisible part of the film. The perfect combination of music and movie frames is able to better promote the development of the plot, revealing characters’ inner feeling and applying colors to frames and atmosphere. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon contains abundant ethnic elements and its unique national characters serve as an important reason for wining Oscar for Best Original Score. This article is to make an analysis and research on the music creation concept of Tan Dun through analyzing national features in the music of the film called Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.


Crouching Tiger; Hidden Dragon; National features; Tan Dun creation concept

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