Utilizations of Voice Rules in Martial Art Movies Comparison of King Hu’s Come Drink with Me & Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon


Ning Tai


Come Drink with Me, movies, sounds, Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon


With a view that the focus of communications studies has been on the imagery, rather than voice, and that martial arts films are very little studies, this research paper delved into the topic by examining the combinations of voice and imagery, and explored how martial arts films use both voice and imagery to create communications effects. This research paper found that martial arts films create the sense of realism with the synchronization of voice drama and image drama and the combination of voice perspectives and time/space perspectives in the processing of voice effects. Meanwhile, martial arts films use an asynchronous approach in dealing with voice drama and imagery dram in order to create non-realistic memory shots, so that the past tense does not mixed up with the present tense of the drama. Meanwhile, martial arts films deliberately arrange the use of silence or music to create an atmosphere and to depict the emotions of characters, in order to bring the audience into the magic and fascinating world of martial arts.