Sunday, March 12, 2006

We Don't Live Here Anymore vs The Ice Storm sans the Children

No wonder I felt something so similar when I watched We Don't Live Here Anymore. With all the hoo-ha surrounding Ang Lee's win in the recent Oscar... all his previous works were being digged out and the previous unheralded works were now being labeled as pieces of art. It's of course not a surprise as the media, especially the Chinese ones, couldn't resist running his story, personal and works non-stop though the Oscars were given out almost a week ago.

Back to the We Don't Live Here Anymore. It bears tonnes of similarities with Ang Lee's work, The Ice Storm. With an ensemble of Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Kline and Joan Allen as the main cast supported by still-relatively-unknown then Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci and Elijah Wood as the children of the two couples.... The Ice Storm is definitely a stronger bet. Like what LA Times claimed... "This is Ang Lee's year". There'll be more topics to breed out from this Ang's craze and I am interested to see what follows suit. Am I going to follow this craziness? Hehe... will try to look for the remaining Ang's work which I haven't watch yet, i.e. Sense and Sensibility, in which reportedly he had some tense glitch with Ms Emma Thompson, and Ride with the Devil.

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