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The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen

Whitney Crothers Dilley


Ang Lee is one of cinema's most versatile and daring directors. His ability to cut across cultural, national, and sexual boundaries has given him recognition in all corners of the world, the ability to work with complete artistic freedom whether inside or outside of Hollywood, and two Academy Awards for Best Director. He has won astounding critical acclaim for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), which transformed the status of martial arts films across the globe, Brokeback Mountain (2005), which challenged the reception and presentation of homosexuality in mainstream cinema, and Life of Pi ... More

Keywords: martial arts films, Ang Lee, film director, homosexuality, mainstream cinema, 3D technology, Chinese trilogy films, period drama, filmmaker, Taiwan New Cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231167734
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231167734.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Whitney Crothers Dilley, author
Shih Hsin University