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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 #50 on: December 31, 2013, 01:27:53 AM »
Thanks for the links. That last article was an especially well-written argument. However, it solidified my problem with the film. The Grandmaster has been praised as a kung-fu film elevated to art by the director, but I was disappointed to see WKW pull up his same bag of tricks and use them on a story that would've benefitted from a different style. He did something different for the genre (both martial arts and biopic) but it was exactly the same notes of romantic longing and unspoken passion that he sings with every other film he's made. I had hoped 2046 with be the final summation. He's stuck in a rut.

And it's been fun reading all the American reviews that give him the benefit of the doubt and assume these time jumps are part of the shortened edit.
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Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2014, 04:51:48 AM »
Chungking Express
Fallen Angels
In the Mood for Love
2046
The Grandmaster
My Blueberry Nights
Days of Being Wild
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Re: Wong Kar-wai
« Reply #52 on: May 13, 2015, 03:27:51 AM »
Shouldn't The Grandmaster be on this list ?
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Re: Wong, Kar-wai
« Reply #53 on: May 13, 2015, 09:17:22 AM »
Wong Kar Wai has a New Poll. Please vote.

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Re: Wong, Kar-wai
« Reply #54 on: May 13, 2015, 09:41:27 AM »
Was tempted to select didn't like any but I guess In The Mood For Love will work.

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Re: Wong, Kar-wai
« Reply #55 on: May 13, 2015, 09:49:15 AM »
Now I can vote.
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Re: Wong, Kar-wai
« Reply #56 on: January 28, 2016, 11:01:33 PM »
In the Mood for Love: 7/10
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Re: Wong, Kar-wai
« Reply #57 on: February 17, 2016, 08:56:14 PM »
In the Mood for Love
The Grandmaster
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Re: Wong, Kar-wai
« Reply #58 on: March 30, 2016, 12:12:00 PM »
1. In the Mood for Love (4)
2. Chungking Express (3.5)
3. The Grandmaster (3)
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Re: Wong, Kar-wai
« Reply #59 on: March 18, 2018, 11:40:14 AM »
Chung Hing sam lam / Chungking Express
Ah fei zing zyun / Days of Being Wild
Yi dai zong shi / The Grandmaster
Faa yeung nin wa / In the Mood for Love


Thought of him as a director I didn't quite embrace just because of my understated reaction to In the Mood for Love, but it's starting to look like that was wrong. Will certainly watch more, 2046 being the obvious way to go next probably.
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