Monday, June 30, 2003

John Lahr on "Hulk" director Ang Lee in the June 30 New Yorker:

At first glance, it's hard to imagine a Hulk inside Ang Lee. He is, by Hollywood standards, sensationally calm and self-effacing.


Western drama is built on the escalation of tension; Chinese life is built around the reduction of it.


The Chinese have no word for "individualism"...Because Lee doesn't exude any of the imperalism of self associated with most directors of his stature, he is sometimes difficult to read.


This make Asian American very angry. You won't like him when he's angry.

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