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Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020
Ang Lee Reflects On 20th Anniversary of "Crouching Tiger," Discusses His More Recent Digital Exploits
It's physically impossible to get to the forest fight scene that hovers atop slender bamboo trees in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and not say out loud "Whoa."
Twenty years later, the exhilarating grace of Ang Lee's martial-arts masterwork is just as breathtaking. The way figures glide...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019
Ang Lee's conversion began with "Life of Pi."
It was the director's first movie in 3-D, and he sweated anxiously over the implementation of the technology and the torturous process of adapting Yann Martel's fanciful and allegorical book set principally in a raft containing a 450-pound...
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018
The Directors Guild of America (DGA) announced that director Ang Lee, Fox Searchlight chairman Nancy Utley, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), SAG-AFTRA sr. advisor John McGuire, and costume designer Ann Roth will be honored at the 2018 DGA Honors, to be held at the DGA Theater in New York City...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017
Director Ang Lee has no aversion to creative risk taking, which is all the more admirable when he instead could just as easily rest on his laurels. But it’s that curiosity and creative drive that have helped earn him those laurels to begin with as reflected in a body of work which includes such...
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
"Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk " is not a war movie in the traditional sense. There are battle scenes, and brothers in arms banter, sure, but like its pioneering technology, on a pure story level "Billy Lynn's" also pushes the boundaries of what we can expect from this genre.
Monday, Nov. 7, 2016
Ang Lee believes the new technology that made for hyper-realistic action in "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" is worth trying again.
So much so the two-time Oscar-winning director will use the faster frames-per-second format in his next project, the boxing movie "Thrilla in Manila."...
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016
Mixed reviews greeted Ang Lee's long anticipated "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" at the New York Film Festival on Friday night, casting further doubts over the promise of Hollywood's latest technological savior: high-frame rate filming.
The premiere was one of the fall movie season's...
Friday, Sep. 30, 2016
The 54th New York Film Festival kicked off Friday under gray autumn skies, cloaked by an unusual degree of topicality.
Ava DuVernay's documentary on mass incarceration, "The 13th," opened the festival, the first documentary to ever mark the start of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's...
Friday, Apr. 8, 2016
This year’s overall NAB Show, running April 16-21, is expected to draw 103,000 attendees from 166 countries, with the latest technological innovations and wares being showcased by more than 1,700 exhibitors. The world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery...
Friday, Oct. 26, 2012
Predicting the future is a precarious proposition, but there are still some relatively reliable Hollywood harbingers come awards season--the perennial forecaster being the DGA Award in features which is uncannily accurate when it comes to who the...