Given how he can expertly craft beautifully detailed and intimate dramas when he wants, it does a disservice to describe filmmaker Ang Lee
as an Asian analog to James Cameron
. That said, there’s a similar proselytizing and futurist side to Lee that has drunk a similar kind of kool-aid about the virtues of envelope-pushing technology. Sometimes the two sides of Lee’s preoccupations—humanist drama and technology-driven spectacle— merge, though not always successfully (“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk“).
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