Temple University Press, This is the last time Lee will deal directly with the dichotomy between Chinese and Western culture. The theme of acting and role-playing recurs throughout, whether it is on a stage, at home, or in bed.
Taiwan New Cinema and After Seattle: Wai-Tung is pulled in four different directions by the four people who have come to inhabit his home and his life, each expecting something different of him until he can no longer cope. Columbia University Press,p.
They face the adversity brought on by the contempt of the aristocracy and the desperation of troubled love. This film and the one that follows represent a new path for Lee, and, despite the difference in language, genre and time-period, serve as reflections of one another. Structurally, the film winds around a powerful sword that passes through the hands of the ang lee ass characters, with a long flashback in the centre in homage to the structure of wu xia novels. Bruce Banner Eric Bana has been infected by the genetic manipulation experiments of his Father Nick Nolteso that, when one of his tests goes wrong, the radiation causes a transformation into a giant green being that feeds off of anger. Ang lee ass is an outsider to his native Taiwan, having spent most of his adult life in the US, and an outsider to America, being foreign-born and raised in a far different culture.