• Why Did People Think Ang Lee Was Making a B-Movie with 'Crouching Tiger'?

    8 days ago - By No Film School

    Ang Lee wasn't always such a respected filmmaker.
    It's hard to imagine, but in the late 90s, Ang Lee's name was not synonymous with heady masterpieces or stunning visual work. His biggest hit was The Ice Storm, a small drama that set him up to make bigger dramas.
    No one in Hollywood understood why he was making a Chinese-language action romance based on a book for his next movie. People didn't know what to expect. They thought he was crazy to take what was seen as a B-movie after such acclaim.
    And they were very wrong.
    While speaking to EW recently, Lee talked about how people tried to...
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