Mid-Week Music Movie Mash-Up: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon vs Around The World/ Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
January 25, 2017
Holy snap crackle, slicing pop!
In this weeks Mid-Week Music Movie Mash-Up we explore how fight choreography is essentially dancing with intent to harm. Slamming Daft Punk's 'Around The World/Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger' off of their live mix at Coachella 2007 (Alive 2007), over some of the best martial arts put to film in 'Crouching Tiger,Hidden Dragon' shows how important having a rhythmic confrontation is. The back and forth nature of the fight gives a samba-esque like performance in which we are enthralled throughout. This mash-up has showed me the importance of doubling up tempo to create intensity, then halving it to create a lull only to double it up again to bring back twice the intensity. It also shows how much better it is to cast people that can actually fight in a fight scene so you don't have to hide everything behind cuts.