Maureen O'Hara: The Biography

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University Press of Kentucky, Sep 12, 2013 - Philosophy - 304 pages
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Ang Lee (b. 1954) has emerged as one of cinema's most versatile, critically acclaimed, and popular directors. Known for his ability to transcend cultural and stylistic boundaries, Lee has built a diverse oeuvre that includes films about culture clashes and globalization (Eat Drink Man Woman, 1994, and The Wedding Banquet, 1993), a period drama (Sense and Sensibility, 1995), a martial arts epic (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 2000), a comic book action movie (Hulk, 2003), and an American western (Brokeback Mountain, 2005).

The Philosophy of Ang Lee draws from both Eastern and Western philosophical traditions to examine the director's works. The first section focuses on Taoist, Confucian, and Buddhist themes in his Chinese-language films, and the second examines Western philosophies in his English-language films; but the volume ultimately explores how Lee negotiates all of these traditions, strategically selecting from each in order to creatively address key issues. With interest in this filmmaker and his work increasing around the release of his 3-D magical adventure The Life of Pi (2012), The Philosophy of Ang Lee serves as a timely investigation of the groundbreaking auteur and the many complex philosophical themes that he explores through the medium of motion pictures.

 

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Nothing but a “me too” book that lots information gathered from & published in more original and personal sources.

Contents

Introduction
1
1 Young Girl in a Hurry
7
2 Maiden Voyage
21
3 The Old Son of a Bitch
29
4 Saluting Uncle Sam
45
5 Civvy Street
71
6 Sojourn in Cong
95
7 Back to Bread and Butter
111
10 Love in the Air
159
11 A Streetcar Named Retire
175
12 Ready for Her Closeups
185
13 Grande Dame
203
Acknowledgments
211
Filmography
213
Notes
215
Bibliography
235

8 Keeping Things Confidential
135
Photo Illustrations
138
9 Reality Bites
145

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Aubrey Malone, a professional film critic, has written more than seventy books, including Hemingway: The Grace and the Pressure and The Hunchback of East Hollywood: A Biography of Charles Bukowski.

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