Ang Lee

Quotes: Ang Lee

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    Directing, I get all kinds of inspiration. It's working with people. It's a lot more fun.
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    I did a women's movie, and I'm not a woman. I did a gay movie, and I'm not gay. I learned as I went along.
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    I think people are universal.
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    I think the American West really attracts me because it's romantic. The desert, the empty space, the drama.
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    I think the book struck me in a few ways that I thought very interesting to pick it as my first martial arts film. It has a very strong female character and it was very abundant in classic Chinese textures.
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    I took the name Green Destiny from - well there is such a sword called Green Destiny. It is green because you keep twisting it, it's an ancient skill, you keep twisting it and knocking it and twisting it until it is very elastic and light.
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    I wanted to shoot straight, mainstream, somehow off-beat. Not only realistic West, which is quite unfamiliar to the world's population - even to a lot of Americans.
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    In the past I've made movies that were pretty universally liked. You can't really hate them. You can discard them, but you can't really hate them.
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    Meanwhile, the Ice Storm was still in development, And that was something I really wanted to do, and frankly I don't think I was ready to do a big production like this.
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    My first instinct was to cast as close to the short story as possible, but then I realized that I needed actors who could go for it and that they had to function well as a couple in a love story.
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    Not taboo - it's just that straight actors still risk their careers commercially and economically. They have to please the crowd - they're movie stars; their image is their industry. It goes beyond acting.
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    Now I'm kind of established as a director, I much prefer directing to writing.
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    On a Chinese film you just give orders, no one questions you. Here, you have to convince people, you have to tell them why you want to do it a certain way, and they argue with you. Democracy.
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    Sexuality is a big issue, but there are others - how much you commit to a relationship, to social obligation, to honesty and being honest with yourself.
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    So many times you see beautiful lovemaking scenes with a lot of exposure or an awkward lovemaking scene, but I think it's very rare that you see it private.
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