Friday, April 29, 2011
The Conversations: Wong Kar Wai
It's been a longer than usual lapse since the previous edition of The Conversations, but that's not the reason for the image above. Today the series returns with a look at the career of the time-obsessed Wong Kar Wai. Ed Howard and I don't cover every film of Wong's career, but we do take a healthy and typically in-depth sampling: Days of Being Wild (1990), Chungking Express (1994), In the Mood for Love (2000), 2046 (2004) and My Blueberry Nights (2007). Wong is of course known for his blatant stylistic flourishes and themes, and over the course of the discussion Ed and I point out moments when it works and when it doesn't. We also discuss how Wong's films have a way of overlapping one another to create the feeling of a director making one sprawling work. What this discussion is missing is your input. So, if you can, make some time over the next few days, read through the piece and tell us what we missed in the comments at The House Next Door.
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