Ang Lee was given a grand welcome when he returned to his native Taiwan. While there he receive 7 awards. Ang Lee despite some of his works with immoral themes took a courageous stand when he directed “Ride with the Devil”. The movie dealt with the war in Missouri. It was one of the first ‘honest’ looks at the war, with the sack of Lawrence, Kansas and the reasons behind that action. It also dared to proclaim the truth about blacks serving in the Confederate army. Ang Lee received criticism for some of these portrayals. He dared to tell the truth about the war in Missouri. His work opened the eyes of some to the true events of the south. Congratulations are in order for Ang Lee on his receipt of the awards and his courage to stand for the South.
For Texas and the South!
J MurrahAng Lee, Culture, Film, Lawrence Kansas, Missouri, Ride with the Devil, Taiwan