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    cinemadaily | "Taking Woodstock" and Others Celebrate Forty Years

    Perhaps aiming to be the filmmaker with the most diverse catalog in history, Ang Lee has turned his sights onto the epic weekend music festival that occurred in upstate New York forty years ago. Lee's "Taking Woodstock" is, gulp, a comedy, foreign territory for Lee in recent years. It features the...

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    Ang Lee: "I hate to be characterized"

    "I miss the spirit of can do innocence," offered Ang Lee today, reflecting on some of the motivations for his new film, "Taking Woodstock," playing in competition here in Cannes. "I am not saying I am a hippie wannabe, but I do enjoy that period of time."

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    No Sense or Sensibility: Lee's "Woodstock" Undercooked

    Considering the iconic event at its center, the most surprising aspect of "Taking Woodstock" lies with the decision to make it into a rather flat comedy. Even with the ever-versatile Ang Lee behind the camera, this messy historical fiction plays like a two hour "Saturday Night Live" sketch, and not ...

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