Wednesday, August 28, 2013

“Hi, I’m Ang Lee, and if I don’t make movies I’m going to die.”

After watching Life of Pi, I have become wildly intrigued with Ang Lee, who directed the film. It was so damn fantastic, not all thanks to Lee, but he did bring the novel to life. A few Lee lovers have put together a biography titled The Philosophy of Ang Lee (edited by Robert Arp, Adam Barkman, and James McRae), which examines this director's infamous works.

Lee is one of the most talented and diverse directors in world cinema. This cinematic bio is divided into two sections, The Eastern Philosophy of Ang Lee, and The Western Philosophy of Ang Lee, and covers films from Sense and Sensibility (1994), to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), to Brokeback Mountain (2005), to present day Life of Pi. Lee has a reputation of pushing cultural boundaries in his films, the editors of his bio leave nothing out.

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