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Re: Holiday Movie Preview, 2016
Posted By: blueblood724, on host
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 19:28:32
In Reply To: Re: Holiday Movie Preview, 2016 posted by wintermute on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 09:48:17:

> > The director, on the other hand, is Ang Lee, whose last
> > film, Life of Pi, got him a Best Director Oscar. His filmography is
> > exceptionally varied (Crouching Tiger, Sense and Sensibility), but only
> > once failed to garner critical admiration (Hulk).
> That reminds me of something I heard recently about Ridley Scott - that even when he makes a bad movie, it's never a failure of direction. I think the same probably applies to Ang Lee.
> > I'm not sure why, but movies about art are so often good. Or do they just
> > appeal to me? To cherry pick a couple out of hundreds, Stranger Than Fiction
> > was wonderful movie that demonstrated a genuine understanding of the deep,
> > multi-faceted connection a novelist can have with her characters.
> I still say that Emma Thompson in Stranger than Fiction was cinema's greatest monster. How hard would it have been for her to write "And then he invented a cure for cancer and all diseases"?

Ang Lee has been around for a long time.. That said I didn't know there were any releases from him. You learn something new everyday.

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