Inspirational article of the day: Ang Lee and the uncertainty of success.
In 1993 I interviewed film director Ang Lee before the US premiere of his second movie, “The Wedding Banquet,” at the Seattle International Film Festival (at the time I was editor of the International Examiner and we were one of their media sponsors). At the time, Lee was an unknown in the U.S., an anomaly as a Taiwan-born immigrant director in the United States, mostly notable for having been the NYU classmate of the more famous director Spike Lee.
Filmmaking Masterclass with Life Of Pi director Ang Lee:
.@lafamiliafilm I spent 2 years trying to meet Ang B4 the day he walked into my office w scripts for PUSHING HANDS & WEDDING BANQUET
Six of 2012’s outstanding directors sit down with The Los Angeles Times’ John Horn for an in depth discussion of their films; Argo’s: Ben Affleck, Zero Dark Thirty’s: Kathryn Bigelow, Hitchcock’s: Sacha Gervasi, Les Miserables’: Tom Hooper, Life of Pi’s: Ang Lee and Silver Linings Playbook’s: David O’Russell.
Everyone loves Bergman and there’s not a filmmaker today who has not been influenced by his work either directly or indirectly. Here’s a few of cinemas luminaries spouting off about him:
Lars Von Trier
Woody Allen (complete)