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7th March 2009
26th February 2009
24th October 2008
8th October 2008
adgy @ : Ashes Of Time
Friday, October 10th is the day that Wong Kar Wai's Ashes Of Time Redux begins it's limited theatrical release in the US.
To the best of my knowledge, it's only opening in New York and LA (and Pasadena), but there may be others and there will probably be more sometime in the near future. I'm not sure. You should keep an eye on your local theater listings to find out. Or maybe check out the movie's Facebook page if you're into that sort of thing.
In LA, it'll be playing at the Laemmle Sunset 5 in West Hollywood and the Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena.
You can watch the trailer and check out some fanastic looking stills at the official website.
26th June 2008
6th June 2008
daixin @ : Chungking Express & Fallen Angels podcast.
if you have iTunes
it's the second podcast; "World Cinema Masterpiece: Chungking Express and Fallen Angels"
release date: 28/05/2008
the direct download @leftfieldcinema.libsyn.com
the podcast is only 20 minutes, which I think is not enough for Mike Dawson to delve into a decent analysis but I still enjoyed listening to it. it's quite lovely to have someone discuss Wong Kar-Wai in the background.
20th May 2008
adgy @ : Blu-Ray
This is old news, but I don't think it was mentioned here. Criterion is going Blu-Ray and they're going to be releasing Chungking Express.
In addition to that, Kino International is going Blu-Ray and their first release is apparently going to be Fallen Angels.
Oh, and HK distributor Megastar is rolling out Blu-Ray titles, too, including As Tears Go By and Days Of Being Wild.
19th May 2008
adgy @ : Ashes Of Time Redux
News courtesy of Kaiju Shakedown.
The newly redone cut of Ashes Of Time made it's debut at Cannes just recently. This is the new poster:
- Sony Pictures Classics has picked it up for US distribution. You can even see their groovy little placeholder website for it here.
- It's listed as running 93 minutes, about 5 minutes shorter than its previous running time of 98 minutes.
- It's got a new poster which looks pretty good and the stills that are showing up from it look gorgeous.
I can't wait to see this.
15th May 2008
youbetterwiseup @ : In The Mood For Love icons :)
I'm currently working on my In The Mood For Love claim for the icons100 community, and since I've reached a fair amount of icons, I thought I'd share. Of course I've still a lot of work to do before the table is finished ;)
Anyway, enough rambling!
Interested in seeing the rest? Over here @ iaia_art
7th May 2008
curtis_ @ : chungking express on blu-ray (criterion)
just got this email from criterion,
Our first Blu-ray discs are coming! We’ve picked a little over a dozen titles from the collection for Blu-ray treatment, and we’ll begin rolling them out in October. These new editions will feature glorious high-definition picture and sound, all the supplemental content of the DVD releases, and they will be priced to match our standard-def editions.
Here’s what’s in the pipeline:
The Third Man
The Man Who Fell to Earth
The Last Emperor
The 400 Blows
The Complete Monterey Pop
For All Mankind
The Wages of Fear"
awww yea great news. although i already own 2 copies of chungking express (1 with tarantino's giant head on the cover, and a really nice release on altodvd), wouldn't mind picking it up on blu-ray to see it in hi-def. not vital stuff, but nice enough
17th April 2008
aspectratio @ : Kanye's "Flashing Lights" to 2046
Kanye's editor Derrick Lee edits "2046" to "Flashing Lights."
GRADUATION ALBUM LISTENING EXPERIENCE PT. 6 - FLASHING LIGHTS from kwest on Vimeo.
9th April 2008
curtis_ @ : ashes of time redux at cannes
found at twitch,
hopefully a new dvd release will shortly follow
7th September 2008
dreamscene17 @ : My Blueberry Nights Review
I haven't posted much here, but I did write a review about the film last Thursday for my school newspaper, which, if anyone is interested, read here.
I gotta say though, for all the enthusiasm and hype behind the film, my expectations weren't met.
It looked gorgeous, thanks to the photography, lighting and actors, who amounted to a lot of eye candy, but in the end, it was just a glossy, superficial production with more plot than previous WKW films that doesn't quite help it much. I caught some of the recreations from In the Mood for Love (music) and 2046 (a shot of the back of a woman in high heels walking) and while geeks like me might have caught the references, it did little to help the film as a cohesive whole. The acting wasn't very convincing either, as some of it is clearly out of the WKW realm -- overdone (or in some cases, underdone) acting and some unconceivable scenarios.
While he attempts to make this a road movie to portray an Americana theme, it's hard to see his vision when there are other distracting forces that don't let you see it.
Feel free to disagree with me, but that was what I saw when looking at it.
2nd March 2008
sugarcandyheart @ : 'ello.
I'm a newbie to this comm - though not at all newbie as a fan. Anyways. I'm making some icons and I was wondering if anyone'd have good snapshots of following movies;
In the Mood For Love
I have the movies myself but since we're moving we've packed them so I can't take them by myself.
Any help ?
And please delete if this' not allowed !!
Thank you in advance.
13th February 2008
mtyy @ : misc. goods
andy lau and tony leung's first audtion
norah jone's taiwan blog with TONS of notes on my blueberry night
taiwanese site for the movie with goodies and you can sample the soundtrack, sorted by artists ( IE compatible only)
did anyone attend the fallen angel screening los angeles recently? did anyone consider the mandarin dubbing of the movie a blaspheme?
18th October 2007
25th September 2007
31st August 2007
7th July 2007
hwee @ : Summer in Beijing...
EDIT: glazzal has kindly translated the text on the site, this is what it says:
Wong Kar Wai's Dead Project Beijing Summer
The project Wong Kar Wai did not succeed in shooting after Days of Being Wild: Beijing Summer. Plans came to an end after main actor Tony Leung's shoot for a poster at Beijing's Tiananmen Square with the Chinese Revolution Museum as backdrop.
It was rumoured that the other actors include Maggie Cheung, Faye Wong, and Takeshi Kaneshiro. But it was also rumoured that the Chinese government asked to see the full script before they could decide whether to approve it. (Everyone knows that WKW does not film with complete scripts). That should be the reason why filming was stopped.
I was searching google for some stuff on Wong Kar Wai, when i came upon this site:
Could this be the elusive 'ITMFL 2001' people talk about? WKW has stated in past interviews that he was planning a trilogy entitled 'Summer in Beijing' which slowly morphed into what ITMFL is today. If someone could give us some information about this film (it'd be a miracle if anyone could find anything on this film), would be great :)
23rd June 2007
sapphiredragon @ : My Blueberry Nights
Well, my friends and I went to see a free prescreening of 'My Blueberry Nights' in Manhattan, and well, the movie wasn't that great. In fact, it was kind of dull with really grating dialogue.
I'm not going to give away any spoilers.
The few redeemable things about the movie was the cinematography, which was very pretty and pleasing to the eye and the overall camera work and lighting was nice. The food they showed was delicious and I was really hungry after the movie.
Otherwise, the dialogue was really cliched and pseudo-meaningful. Norah Jones wasn't terrible, but she was kind of flat and a bit whiny. Even though Jude Law was her supposed love interest, she actually ended up having cuter chemistry with Natalie Portman, who was one of the more lively parts of the story, I thought. At a lot points during the movie, the audience started laughing at the pure cheesiness of the lines.
Afterward, they gave us surveys to rate the movie and I decided to give it a fair, while my friend heartlessly rated it "poor". They also asked if we had seen other movies like Broken Flowers and Lost in Translation. I have seen Lost in Translation and I didn't like that movie much either, but I definitely liked it better than My Blueberry Nights, because while Lost in Translation was boring to me, My Blueberry Nights was pure cringeworthy.
But your mileage may vary.