Just showing off, and M did invite me to his Chinese New Year party on Sunday 18 February last night. What I am talking about is Ang Lee’s Eat Drink Man Woman, a movie M recommends for its insight on Chinese culture. And the food, the food! Prepare to salivate! (Living with M was like living in this movie. 😉 ) On the DVD James Schamus, the co-writer with Ang Lee, says he got his head around the culture by thinking of the characters as Jewish… This is “a dish cooked to perfection” says reviewer James Berardinelli, and I could not agree more. The image below takes you to another review on BeyondHollywood.com.
Ang Lee has of course gone on to other things, most recently Brokeback Mountain, which I have not yet seen, believe it or not.