House of Flying Daggers ( Shi mian mai fu )
Excellent Use of Color
I first saw this movie for an Architecture History class, and what really struck me was the use of color as a way to support the mood of the scenes. The color and density of the background, along with other visual cues, did as much for the storyline as the musical score does in most movies. I specifically felt that the changes in scene corresponded extremely well with the plot twists and action scenes. Each scene seemed fresh, and I especially enjoyed the stark white snow of the final action scene. Overall, this is a beautiful movie, and although I am generally not a fan of films in this vein, I really enjoyed it.