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Ang Lee was educated in the West and his English is good.
 

But I think we need the international market.
 

For over ten years I always had, but I don't speak English.
 

HERO is a combination of my personal feeling and the commercialism.
 

I am a fan of wuxia.
 

I hope before I am getting too old and when my mind is still functioning, I can tell some better stories.
 

I must stick with Chinese language films.
 

I'm not Ang Lee who knows so much about western market and the taste of western audiences.
 

Now a movie with 30 million returns would be something very incredible and the producer can only get 10 to 15 million. This is only 100 thousands US dollars. This is not enough!
 

Only people have been through that miserable time will recall the pass from their deep memory.
 

People have become shallower. They view spending, entertaining, seeking leisure and enjoying as the main objectives of their life.
 

People in misery is what most important in art.
 

Piracy has destroyed the domestic market.
 

The so-called commercialism includes elements like story, plots, rhythms and large big scenes.
 

This is my first wuxia movie and I must consider this before trying to make something with my own.
 

Time has changed and now is the age of spending.
 

To do art, one thing should always remember - subjects of people in misery have deep meanings.
 

To survive is to win.
 

Under the big political umbrella, a man is just like a leaf in the ocean, with no control of his destiny and does not have any choice.
 

Wuxia is a fantasy world exists in everyone's mind.
 


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