12. "Ang Lee has so much range as a filmmaker" In response to Reply # 2
that alone is commendable, but so much of his work is high quality to classic as well. i don't always think of him personally in terms of my favorite directors, but then i think of how many of his movies are among my favorites. i'm not sure why that is except maybe he's not all up in the videos, dancing...
13. "RE: Ang Lee has so much range as a filmmaker" In response to Reply # 12
>i'm not sure >why that is except maybe he's not all up in the videos, >dancing...
I too don't think much of Lee or his movies for whatever reason. His movies are consistently good to great, which would normally bring a lot of attention to a director and their films. But he doesn't have a myth about his personality or his method. He's really low key in that sense which is refreshing. He's 'about the movies' but not in a curmudgeonly way that comes off as a bit pretentious like Nolan's or Tarantino's gripings at changes in film culture.
He's really in a class of his own with his impulse to seamlessly use innovative filmmaking technology and incorporate it into films with great storytelling. The directors who are in the same balgame - Cameron, Spielburg, Nolan, I guess Lucas when he made films - made larger films mostly but didn't have Lee's knack to get great performances from their actors. Lee uses cutting edge techniques but his stories always are in the forefront and not the dazzle the technology offers.
I think in a better world, movie journalists are talking about Lee and his craft more than about DC movies sucking.