Ang Lee in Vancouver, Part 2: On Asia and Asians

Monday, April 21, 2008

From Asian Canadian:

In his talk at the Pacific Cinémathèque, Ang Lee spoke addressed many issues regarding Asian identity in filmmaking.

He said he values having both his Chinese heritage and his American work experience. “The Chinese side and the American side, or the Western side, they don’t usually fight each other. They feed off each other. The understanding of the Western drama…really helps me in the psychology and sociology…really help me to look at my own culture where I came from…I think Western culture has a lot of strong points that really helped me to reexamine my own culture, and watch it with different eyes…I couldn’t make Lust, Caution or something like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon without working here.”
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