Sunday, December 04, 2005

The rise and fall of Ang Lee

Before the turn of the century I was privileged to see a film with Toby Maguire set in the old west called Ride with the Devil it. I can't say it was a remarkable film and it never made it to my DVD list, but if it ever came on telly, I probably wouldn't turn it off.

I wasn't too long after that that I went to see Wo hu cang long or "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" to those of you who are uncultured. I found it quite remarkable. It was interesting to see Chow Yun Fat not diving across a room in slow motion firing dual berettas with pigeons flying everywhere. Crouching Tiger, was beautifully shot, wonderfully acted and superbly directed.

It was interesting for me to find out at this time that the director of both films was Ang Lee a filmmaker from Taiwan. I was actually looking forward to the next film directed by this man.

Unfortunately it was the godamn Hulk. But I'm not going to talk about that, it's too painful.

His next film is Brokeback Mountain starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger as two cowboys. It's billed as a love-story so I knew it wouldn't be my cup of tea, but love stories don't hurt director’s careers do they? But then my friend told me that the two stars play fag- pardon me, Homosexual Cowboys.

Bye bye Ang.

5 comments:

Aaron said...

The Films actually getting good reviews. Empire gave it 5 stars.

sith apologist said...

But ... look what he did to Hulk!

Aaron said...

ah... Hulks not that bad, well thats my opinion anyways.

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Don't worry Apologist. Aaron gets paid to do "The Madcaps" a comedy show with another buddy of mine. Heh heh! I guess he just can't help joking all the time now! NO-ONE thinks The Hulk was good really.

HULK sucks said...

'nuff said.