Cool write-up on Cinerati. His kung fu is the best.
At what point does fragmentation of the image make comprehension impossible?
Wong Kar-Wei and Tony Leung Chiu Wai FTW.Chungking Express was delightful. Ashes of Time a bit dense, but if this film contains the action punch hinted in the preview I will be a very happy man indeed.
How sincere is Wong Kar-wei?
I know you're being snarky, but the question should arise whenever somebody who has done more modest work does major work for commercial purposes. Wong is inoculated, of course, since he worked in commercial genres (n a pretty eccentric way,granted ) to start, but still.Since I haven't seen the recent Miike movies, I have no opinion, but I wonder whether the taming of his vision is sincere or not.
Wong in interviews has always seemed surprisingly unaffected and straight-forward. Not unlike Lynch and Almodovar, in that respect. (He says the touchstone for "In the Mood for Love" was Hitchcock, for example.)I suspect that for Japanese and Chinese directors the dream of working in these genres is as deep-rooted as wanting to make a Western would be for an American autuer. The films they grew up with.
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