Ang Lee on 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' 20 years later
This photo released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Chow Yun Fat, left, and Michelle Yeoh in a scene from "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." Asked what he remembers about shooting the scene, Lee doesn’t hesitate: The sweating. Arguably more than any other film, “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” opened mainstream American moviegoers not just to a new genre known predominantly in Asia -- the wuxia tradition -- but to subtitled films. It set another record with 10 Academy Awards nominations, a mark since equaled by “Roma” and “Parasite.” “Crouching Tiger” took home four Oscars. I’m fighting the genre, trying to make a great movie,” Lee says.