Poll

What is Wong Kar-wai's best film?

haven't seen any
1 (5%)
don't like any
0 (0%)
other
0 (0%)
As Tears Go By
0 (0%)
Days of Being Wild
0 (0%)
Chungking Express
6 (30%)
Ashes of Time / Ashes of Time Redux
1 (5%)
Fallen Angels
1 (5%)
Happy Together
1 (5%)
In the Mood for love
7 (35%)
2046
2 (10%)
Eros (segment "The Hand")
0 (0%)
My Blueberry Nights
1 (5%)
The Grandmaster
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 20

Author Topic: Wong, Kar-wai  (Read 7298 times)

Antares

  • Elite Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4189
  • "Haec olim meminisse iuvabit."
Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2012, 07:03:22 PM »
In the Mood For Love

Chungking Express, I know I'm in the minority on this one, but it was such a letdown after In the Mood for Love. It reminded me a lot of Amelie, but Amelie was done much better.

Sam the Cinema Snob

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 24513
  • A Monkey with a Gun
    • Creative Criticism
Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2012, 07:45:27 PM »
ಠ_ಠ

Totoro

  • Guest
Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2012, 07:26:45 PM »

Chungking Express, I know I'm in the minority on this one, but it was such a letdown after In the Mood for Love. It reminded me a lot of Amelie, but Amelie was done much better.

Boo yeah!



Don't worry, you have the right opinion.  8)

Totoro

  • Guest
Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2012, 07:29:00 PM »
The Grandmasters trailer and teasers have me so f*ckin' hyped.

But will it ever come out?

 :(

Verite

  • Elite Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4439
  • Stay gold.
Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2012, 07:40:20 PM »
Tentative December 18, 2012 release for the Asian market.  Looks like a 2013 wide release in the U.S.
"When in doubt, seduce."
                   -Elaine May

MartinTeller

  • FAB
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 16230
  • martinteller.wordpress.com
    • my movie blog
Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2012, 10:35:57 PM »
Somehow I voted but never posted...

1. Chungking Express
2. In the Mood for Love
3. 2046

4. Ashes of Time
5. Fallen Angels
6. Days of Being Wild
7. My Blueberry Nights

8. Happy Together
9. As Tears Go By


Was really hot on him for a brief period, cooled off a bit now.
Switchboard
Watched 2019

Top 250  |  Great  |  Good  |  Fair  |  Poor  |  Crap

ArmenianScientist

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 754
  • They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #36 on: July 29, 2012, 07:31:11 PM »
1. Days of Being Wild (A)
2. In The Mood For Love (A-)
3. 2046 (B+)
4. The Grandmaster (B+)
5. Fallen Angels (B+)
6. Chungking Express (B)
7. My Blueberry Nights (B-)
8. Ashes of Time Redux (B-)
9. Happy Together (C+)
10. As Tears Go By (C)
« Last Edit: August 22, 2013, 03:39:10 PM by ArmenianScientist »

1SO

  • Moderator
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 31389
  • Marathon Man
Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2013, 10:48:55 AM »
1. 2046
2. In the Mood for Love
3. Happy Together

4. Chungking Express
5. Days of Being Wild
6. The Follow
(Short Film)
7. As Tears Go By
8. Six Days
(Music Video)
9. My Blueberry Nights
10. Fallen Angels
11. The Grandmaster
12. Eros - "The Hand"

13. Ashes of Time
« Last Edit: February 27, 2018, 09:55:30 PM by 1SO »
Must See  |  Should See  |  Good  |  Mixed  |  Bad

Dave the Necrobumper

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 11044
  • My tinypic changed so no avatar for a little while
Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #38 on: December 27, 2013, 10:52:44 PM »
Ashes of Time Redux, the only one I have seen

1SO

  • Moderator
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 31389
  • Marathon Man
Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #39 on: December 30, 2013, 10:07:57 AM »
Does anyone have a link to an article regarding the different versions? I watched the 130 min version, which I thought was the full HK cut, but there are still these huge jumps in time when major events happen. It threw off the editing of the film into a disjointed series of loosely-connected events. (Donny Yen's Ip Man also jumps through time, but it settles into the events like a series of 4 or 5 short films that give a portrait of the man's life. Here, Tony Leung becomes just one serene part of a larger ensemble.)

What remains are a lot of pretty images including a distracting abundance of inserts of objects slowly wobbling in the kung-fu and Zhang Ziyi's pretty/unhappy expression. It's the clunkiest film I've seen from WKW since Ashes of Time.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2013, 11:18:52 AM by 1SO »
Must See  |  Should See  |  Good  |  Mixed  |  Bad