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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%)

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Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2011, 02:00:26 AM »
1. In The Mood For Love
2. 2046
3. Chungking Express
4. Happy Together
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Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2012, 07:43:57 PM »
Happy Together (Wong Kar-wai, 1997)

Definitely too fussy for my tastes. Though the rich colours are beautiful, so many of the flourishes just feel tedious to me – I can’t be the only one who thinks that slo-mo thing he often does is kind of hideous. There’s a stylish coolness to Wong Kar-wai that I find kind of corny. The relationship itself didn’t really compel me all that much either, at times I feel like the film coasted on Tony Leung’s wonderfully expressive and sympathetic  face rather than developing much between the two leads, though I'm quite certain that's not how most feel. In addition to Tony Leung, who is wonderful to spend time with, what I really did like about the film is the feeling of isolation. The sense of being far from home and relying on a familiar bond regardless of how unhealthy it may be. The apartment is such a perfectly defined and confining space. The scenes where Lai is at work are also very good, not oppressive, but quietly sad.
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Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2012, 02:50:58 AM »
DAYS OF BEING WILD (A)
HAPPY TOGETHER (A-)
IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (A-)
FALLEN ANGELS (B+)
2046 (B)
THE FOLLOW (B)
CHUNGKING EXPRESS (C-)
ASHES OF TIME (C-)
MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS (D)


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Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2012, 03:42:59 AM »
1. In the Mood for Love
2. Happy Together
3. 2046

4. My Blueberry Nights
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Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2012, 10:32:45 PM »
9.) ASHES OF TIME (REDUX)
8.) 2046
7.) DAYS OF BEING WILD
6.) IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
5.) AS TEARS GO BY
4.) HAPPY TOGETHER
3.) CHUNGKING EXPRESS
2.) FALLEN ANGELS
1.) THE FOLLOW

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Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2012, 02:04:18 PM »
The Grandmasters trailer and teasers have me so f*ckin' hyped.
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Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2012, 04:23:36 PM »
Keeping expectations low after My Blueberry Nights.

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Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #37 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.
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Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2012, 07:45:27 PM »
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Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #39 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.

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