The members of the Feature Film Jury (from L) US director and President of the Feature Film Jury Steven Spielberg, Australian actress Nicole Kidman, French actor Daniel Auteuil, Indian actress Vidya Balan, Taiwanese director Ang Lee, Japanese director Naomi Kawase, Austrian actor Christoph Waltz, Romanian director Cristian Mungiu and British director Lynne Ramsay attend on May 26, 2013 the closing ceremony of the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.
Life of Pi was conceived and produced by Ang Lee, an auteur, and audiences can tell the difference between an authentic 3D film rather than a bolt on.
This is the sort of masterpiece the main competition has yet to produce, an astonishing work of life, death and art that isn’t bluntly political, vapidly violent, or completely self-obsessed. [It’s] a crime for the directors in the (main competition) jury… like Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee… not to have the opportunity to see it.
Other directors have also been mentioned including Christopher Nolan and Ang Lee which suggest another high calibre entry to the Rolls-Royce of film franchises. Whoever is chosen, Bond fans have every reason to keep faith with Albert R Broccoli's Eon Productions. News that a new Bond is on its way sooner rather than later is like hearing the perfect purr of an Aston Martin engine.More quotes »
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Amazon, eBay, Flipkart: How they stack up against each other
two items were bought through all the three sites-- Khaled Hosseini's book titledAnd The Mountains Echoedand a DVD of Ang Lee's Hollywood hit Life of Pi. How they fared: As per the report, all three sites offered the book at different prices. Amazon's price 6/17/13 from Firstpost Read more »
'Harry Potter' Director David Yates Replacing Ang Lee on FX's Howard Gordon Pilot 'Tyrant'
drama pilot "Tyrant" lost a high-profile director when Ang Lee dropped out of the project last month. But it's gained another high-profile director in David Yates. Yates -- who directed the final four installments of the "Harry Potter" movie saga -- has been from The Wrap Read more »
Behind the candelabra
2005 the drama Brokeback Mountain, about a relationship between two cowboys, won an Oscar for director Ang Lee. Half a dozen years later, another Oscar-winning director, Steven Soderbergh, sought in vain to fund an adaptation of , Scott Thorson’s memoir of from Prospect Magazine Read more »
Adventure lovers should set sail for "Kon-Tiki"
Heyerdahl and company come across a whale shark and much more in "Kon-Tiki," now playing. As it turns out, Ang Lee’s "Life of Pi" wasn’t the only recent Oscar nominee with its eyes set on the high seas. In the Best Foreign Film category (one of the bathroom from On Milwaukee Read more »
Obama, Xi Jinping In 'Brokeback Mountain' Cover
Xi Jinping recreating a famous scene from Brokeback Mountain, the 1997 Oscar-winning gay cowboy movie from Director Ang Lee. This cowboy film is titled The Summit and features Obama playing the part of Ennis Del Mar (played in Brokeback Mountain by Heath Ledger) from On Top Magazine Read more »