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Directer Ang Lee on His Mouthwatering New Movie

Lee is the co-writer and director of the new movie, "Eat Drink Man Woman." The movie looks at sex and food as the two main things that create and maintain families. It centers on Taiwan's leading chef and his disappointments -- both in his career as a chef and in his attempts to raise his three daughters. The movie also examines his daughters' relationships to food and sex. Lee is the director of "The Wedding Banquet," a movie about a love triangle between an American man, a Chinese woman and, a Chinese-American man.




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Other segments from the episode on July 20, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 20, 1994: Interview with Anthony Aveni; Interview with Ang Lee; Review of Spike Jones' albums "The Spike Jones Anthology" and "Spiked!"


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