|Ang Lee is well known for his spectacular renditions of natural scenes and landscapes in his films. His ”Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, in particular, captures the mystery and the majesty of exotic settings in the world of Chinese martial arts and creates his own fantasy about old China.By using shifting camera angles and employing modern techniques, Lee grafts a dramatic sense of magical realism onto otherwise mundane and quotidian geographical space. Although ”Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” is a product of China's unique setting, culture, history, and tradition, the film is not understood in terms of national singularity. Adopting a popular ”Hollywoodesque” theme of geographical contrast between East and West in the genre of western movies, Lee highlights the cross-cultural romance in the Chinese wild west and criticizes the civilized hypocrisy in the city of Beijing. Based on Wang Du-lu's novel of the same name, Lee has altered the original plot by embracing Taoism and Zen mysticism thus creating a new brand of fantasy movie.