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The Cinema of Ang LeeThe Other Side of the Screen$
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Whitney Crothers Dilley

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231167734

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231167734.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

The Dream of Cinema

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(p.192) Fifteen Conclusion
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The Cinema of Ang Lee
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Whitney Crothers Dilley

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231167734.003.0015

This concluding chapter assesses Taiwanese-born Hollywood director Ang Lee's place in the history of world cinema. After winning two Best Director Academy Awards for Brokeback Mountain in 2006 and Life of Pi in 2013, Lee has become one of the world's leading directors. From the beginning, his career has been one of surprises. Since his earliest beginnings, with the Chinese trilogy of Pushing Hands, The Wedding Banquet, and Eat Drink Man Woman, he has explored the themes of cultural identity and globalization with unabashed honesty. In these films, Lee probes the dilemma of the “father figure” with unflinching intensity that foreshadows his sensitive handling of future controversial topics. His other notable films include Sense and Sensibility, The Ice Storm, and Ride with the Devil. To date, however, Brokeback Mountain was unquestionably the most stunning reversal of Lee's career. In his book “A Ten-year Dream of Cinema,” Lee says: “I would like to live inside the film and observe the world from the other side of the screen—perhaps it is even more beautiful”.

Keywords:   film, Hollywood, Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi, director, cultural identity, globalization, father figure, Sense and Sensibility

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