Lust, Caution ★★ Se, Jie 2007 (NC17)
Director Lee extensively expanded Eileen Chang's short story to create this broad epic of intrigue and lust in Japanese-occupied China during World War II. Wong (Wei) is a Chinese patriot involved in a plot to assassinate Mr. Yee (Leung), a collaborator with the Japanese. Once she seduces him, however, she begins to realize that she's in way over her head. Wei and Leung are both excellent, but Lee's adaptation goes beyond the original short story, and much of the early portion of the film seems unfocused, with lots of filler; the heart of the story is in the second half. Earned an NC-17 rating and a great deal of attention because of its extremely erotic and explicit sex scenes. 158m/C DVD . US HK CH Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Tang Wei, Joan Chen, Wang Leehom, Chu Tszying; D: Ang Lee; W: James Schamus, Wang Huiling; C: Rodrigo Prieto; M: Alexandre Desplat.
"Lust, Caution." VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 13, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/culture-magazines/lust-caution
"Lust, Caution." VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever. . Retrieved November 13, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/culture-magazines/lust-caution
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.