(Whitney with her book in Eslite Bookstore on Hsin Yi Road, Taipei)
One of our friends in Taipei, Whitney Dilley, has completed and published a book on the work of Ang Lee, one of Taiwan's pre-eminent movie directors famous for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Brokeback Mountain. The book was a long time in the writing and has finaly been published. We are very excited for her. We know how long it took and how much effort she put into writing this book.
The book, The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen,has received excellent editorial reviews on Amazon.com. Chris Berry, Goldsmiths College, University of London said:
"The first major study of a director who deserves much more attention ... Essential reading for any scholar of either contemporary Chinese or American film."
And, Ian Haydn Smith, editor of The Cinema of China and South East Asia said:
"An excellent and incisive overview of the career of one of contemporary cinema's most fascinating and acclaimed figures. As passionate as it is erudite, this is a welcome volume for both film students and those with an interest in the director's work."
If you are interested, you can buy the book from Amazon by following this link: Amazon.com: The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen