After a week of news photography of one kind or another I felt the need for some escapism and my thoughts turned to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”. Of course there were dozens of iterations, scenes, and tributes on YouTube. My favorite is the great fight in the trees scene (above), but I also discovered the YZU Symphonic Band of China playing music from the film, and this home-made video tribute by Lori Bowen cut to the song “Eden” by Hooverphonic - a Belgian band I had never heard of.
Turns out Hooverphonic is quite an interesting band who have made 9 albums since 1996 and whose music has been a source of inspiration for film-makers including Bernardo Bertolucci and t.v. shows like La Femme Nikita and Cold Case. So the last clip, illustrating once again the great laterally educational power of the web, is Hooverphonic themselves.