Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Shanghai Triad: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Takes Some Getting Used To...
EriKa | Iceland | 10/02/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, so I loved this soundtrack, and particularly loved Gong Li's stunning performance of "Bright Moon", which is, naturally, in Chinese. Despite the fact that I loved it (maybe I have weird taste) many, many of my friends refused to listen to this, especially after hearing "Bright Moon"-- it was just too "Chinese" for them, and the sounds are too... high-pitched for many English speaking people, I guess. I think it is beautiful. You may not. It is a matter of personal taste, of course. I don't understand any dialect of Chinese, so it is not as though this music appeals to me because I understand the lyrics. No, the sound is beautiful to me. The opening of this soundtrack is a lovely lullaby-ish song, followed by another vocal track which is simply not of the same caliber (nor is it traditional) of "Bright Moon". "Bright Moon" has significance in the film as well, being the song that Gong Li's character's "boss" hates. To spite him, she sings it one evening in his club. Consequences are not pretty. Overall I was a bit disappointed in the film itself, but the soundtrack is, if idiosyncratic, still a lovely sound experience."
Shanghai Triad Soundtrack
R. Savoy | Houston | 12/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A most beautiful grouping of songs to accompany such a pretty movie. Bright Moon is simply a stunning and happy song. Gong Li sings very well. Try this Cd to take you to a new time and place."
Claudio Jofré | Santiago, Area Metropolitana Chile | 07/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Shangai Triad is a captivating film from the very beginning. The camera work is one of the elements worth paying attention to. The atmosphere in the cabaret scenes are great, I did enjoy the performance of the singer. Her voice and acting -in my opinion- are superb! The songs convey a mixture of seduction and melancholy which make the soundtrack CD an attractive item to get. Congratulations for the director!"