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

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

by Whitney Crothers Dilley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1905674082

ISBN-13: 9781905674084

Pub. Date: 08/24/2007

Publisher: Wallflower Press

Born in Taiwan, 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 an Academy Award for Brokeback Mountain (2005). In this volume, the first

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Born in Taiwan, 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 an Academy Award for Brokeback Mountain (2005). In this volume, the first full-length study of Lee's work, Whitney Crothers Dilley analyses all of his career to date - including studies of films concerning culture clashes and globalisation (Eat Drink Man Woman, 1994), period drama (Sense and Sensibility, 1995), martial arts (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 2000), blockbusters (Hulk, 2003) and gay romance (Brokeback Mountain) - unravelling favoured themes such as father/son relationships and the modern family. Using suggestive readings of gender and identity, this timely new study uncovers the enormous appeal of this acclaimed contemporary director.

About the Author:
Whitney Crothers Dilley is Associate Professor of English at Shih Hsin University in Taipei, Taiwan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905674084
Publisher:
Wallflower Press
Publication date:
08/24/2007
Series:
Directors' Cuts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     vii
Note on transliteration     ix
The Context
Introduction: Ang Lee - A History     3
Ang Lee as Director: His Position in Chinese and World Cinema     20
The Films (I)
Confucian Values and Cultural Displacement in Pushing Hands     51
Transgressing Boundaries of Gender and Culture in The Wedding Banquet     61
Globalisation and Cultural Identity in Eat Drink Man Woman     71
The Films (II)
Opposition and Resolution in Sense and Sensibility     85
Fragmented Narratives/Fragmented Identities in The Ice Storm     101
Race, Gender, Class and Social Identity in Ride With the Devil     115
The Films (III)
Wuxia Narrative and Transnational Chinese Identity in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon     129
The Ultimate Outsider: Hulk     145
Transcending Gender in Brokeback Mountain     159
Conclusion: The Dream of Cinema     171
Notes     177
Bibliography     189
Index     198

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