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What is your favorite (other) Ang Lee film?

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
19 (21.8%)
Sense & Sensibility
17 (19.5%)
The Ice Storm
15 (17.2%)
The Wedding Banquet
24 (27.6%)
The Hulk
1 (1.1%)
Other
5 (5.7%)
Never seen an Ang Lee film
4 (4.6%)
Ride With the Devil
2 (2.3%)

Total Members Voted: 80

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Offline Melisande

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Favorite Ang Lee Films
« on: December 26, 2005, 09:52:47 PM »
He's made other ones, let's talk about them.
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Re: The Films of Ang Lee
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2005, 11:06:14 PM »
love his early movies, eat drink man woman is splendid

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Re: The Films of Ang Lee
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2005, 02:01:01 AM »
There was some open space between what he knew and what he tried to believe, but nothing could be done about it, and if you can't fix it you've got to stand it.

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Re: The Films of Ang Lee
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2005, 07:33:51 PM »
Re BBM - Below is a link for an NPR interview with Ang Lee.  Some of his comments have already been in print but it's nice to here him actually say them.  His voice is so calm and he is very matter-of-fact.  On the same page, below his picture, is a link to hear Ang discuss the stairway kiss (About the Kiss, the amount of takes, Michelle's reaction, etc.  My apologies if this is a repeat link.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5066480

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Re: The Films of Ang Lee
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2005, 07:59:10 PM »
Thanks for that link, jmf. Don't worry about repeating links. We wouldn't want to miss anything!
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What was Ang thinking?
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2005, 12:56:46 PM »
This is such a cute shot.  What do you think Ang Lee was thinking?  Let's see who can come up with the best caption.

Here's mine:  "Damn those beans... I know we have a small budget here, but, can we get some Moo Goo Gai Pan?"


« Last Edit: December 28, 2005, 01:02:43 PM by Alex »
There was some open space between what he knew and what he tried to believe, but nothing could be done about it, and if you can't fix it you've got to stand it.

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Re: The Films of Ang Lee
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2005, 01:33:27 AM »
There is an interesting interview with Ang Lee here:

http://news.asianweek.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=6c717f4c21f08213546f4518559a6c0c

In it he compares the reserve of cowboys and of asians.

I ran across this article in downtown SF as I was walking by an 'Asianweek' newsbox and there were Jack and Ennis on the cover.  Enjoy!
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Re: The Films of Ang Lee
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2005, 02:39:12 AM »
OKAY!!

i just listened to that link of ang lee talking about the kiss sequence and i realized those boys got more man on man lip action in this film than i have had in the last 20 years.  this is NOT right!  hell, they got more in the one scene.

and ladies, you got to wonder exactly what michelle's motives were behind insisting they do it again, harder.  i think she might just be one of you who thinks seeing to guys, including her guy, get it on is hhhhOtt.

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Re: The Films of Ang Lee
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2005, 08:41:09 AM »
Ang Lee will go back to Taiwan in Jan 19 to promote this movie. This movie's release date has been postponed from Jan 13 to Jan 20 to accomodate Ang's schedule.
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Re: The Films of Ang Lee
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2005, 06:10:55 PM »
Ang I want to raise a New Year's toast to you! kw and michaelflanagansf helped me pull it together. So here goes!

Man has his ups and downs,
People may have sorrow or joy, be near or far apart
The moon also waxes and wanes.
Never from of old was lasting perfection
I only hope that we both may be ever well and hale
That we both may watch the same fair moon
Even a thousand miles apart.

- written during the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival 1076 years before the Gregorian calendar starts

To Ang! Thank you Ang!

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Re: The Films of Ang Lee
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2005, 06:43:46 PM »
I just saw The Ice Storm & loved it (yeah I know I'm behind the times), its such a typical wonderful Ang Lee movie, beautifully done, wonderful performances by all the actors esp. the young actors like Tobey, Elijah Wood, Christina Ricci, it seems like his specialty, getting work performances out of young stars, hence Jake & Heath.


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Re: The Films of Ang Lee
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2006, 12:47:30 AM »
kw and michaelflanagansf provide different version of translations to the same famous poem. In 1983, Mr. Hong-Zhi Liang used the lyric to compose a beautiful song, sung by the unforgettable Ms. Teresa Teng. When Ms. Teng passed away in 1995, she was only 42 years old. And when Mr. Liang passed away in 2003, he was only 46 years old. But this song will always be remembered.

You can hear the song here:
http://shiandci.363.net/music/dyrcj.rm

And below is the Chinese lyric:

明月幾時有,把酒問青天
不知天上宮闕,今夕是何年
我欲乘風歸去
唯恐瓊樓玉宇,高處不勝寒
起舞弄清影,何似在人間
轉朱閣,低綺戶,照無眠
不應有恨,何事長向別時圓
人有悲歡離合,月有陰晴圓缺
此事古難全,但願人長久,千里共嬋娟

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Re: The Films of Ang Lee
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2006, 09:39:07 AM »
kw and michaelflanagansf provide different version of translations to the same famous poem. In 1983, Mr. Hong-Zhi Liang used the lyric to compose a beautiful song, sung by the unforgettable Ms. Teresa Teng. When Ms. Teng passed away in 1995, she was only 42 years old. And when Mr. Liang passed away in 2003, he was only 46 years old. But this song will always be remembered.

You can hear the song here:
http://shiandci.363.net/music/dyrcj.rm

And below is the Chinese lyric:

明月幾時有,把酒問青天
不知天上宮闕,今夕是何年
我欲乘風歸去
唯恐瓊樓玉宇,高處不勝寒
起舞弄清影,何似在人間
轉朱閣,低綺戶,照無眠
不應有恨,何事長向別時圓
人有悲歡離合,月有陰晴圓缺
此事古難全,但願人長久,千里共嬋娟
Wonderful! Thanks Alyx!!

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Re: The Films of Ang Lee
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2006, 08:41:03 PM »

The undeclared love between Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun Fat) and Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh) can be compared to Ennis and Jack's love story. Check out the DVD when you get a chance.

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon received 10 Academy Award Nominations in 2000. Brokeback Mountain should do the same this year.

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Re: The Films of Ang Lee
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2006, 01:40:51 AM »
Quote
You can hear the song here:
http://shiandci.363.net/music/dyrcj.rm

If the song didn't play
You can try the one below:

http://mdata.as165.com.cn/music/D/2004520/72848/2714329.Wma