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Wong Kar-wai (Contemporary Film Directors) Author: Peter Brunette
Title: Wong Kar-wai (Contemporary Film Directors)
ISBN: 0252029925
ISBN13: 978-0252029929
Other Formats: doc lrf lit azw
Pages: 176 pages
Publisher: University of Illinois Press (April 25, 2005)
Language: English
Category: Humor & Entertainment
Size PDF version: 1867 kb
Size EPUB version: 1437 kb
Subcategory: Movies

Wong Kar-Wai traces this immensely exciting director's perennial themes of time, love, and loss, and examines the political implications of his films, especially concerning the handover of former British colony Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China.

This book is the first in any language to cover all of Wong's work, from his first film, As Tears Go By, to his most recent, the still unreleased 2046. It also includes his best?known, highly honored films, Chungking Express, Happy Together, and above all, In the Mood for Love. Most importantly, Peter Brunette describes the ways in which Wong's supremely visual films attempt to create a new form of cinema by relying on stunning, suggestive visual images and audio tracks to tell their story, rather than on traditional notions of character, dialogue, and plot. The question of Wong Kar-wai's use of genre film techniques in art films is also explored in depth.