Ang Lee

Last night’s Popcorn Taxi event was a particularly exciting one for me – one of my favourite directors, Ang Lee dropped by to chat with At The Movies host David Stratton about his career, and new film Taking Woodstock.

He was a true gentleman, and a very thoughtful, frank speaker – highlights included a 10-minute response to an audience question about the explicit sex in his last film Lust, Caution where he spoke at length about his embarrassment and difficulty planning the scenes; and a straight-shooter impression of his experience working with Heath Ledger on Brokeback Mountain (a shy, nervous actor who required a lot of attention).

To top it off, he was also kind enough to let me snap a quick portrait of him backstage just before the Q&A started.

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[Waiting backstage as David Stratton introduces him to the crowd]
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[The Q&A]
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