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Wong Kar-wai’s In The Mood For Love is a wonderful, lovely, beautiful film. You should all see it. If you haven’t seen it, then click out of the Internet, stroll down to your local Blockbuster Video (lol, they don’t exist anymore, rent out ITMFL, and spend the rest of your days watching it. Ever heard of extraordinary cinematography? You have now. Thanks, Christopher Doyle. Ya gone done it.
This fantastic video essay, from prolific YouTuber and video essayist, Nerdwriter1, examines In The Mood For Love, and how it uses image to suggest more than the literal on screen action. Films do that a lot. In The Mood For Love does it even more.
While you’re undergoing this exciting Wong Kar-Wai discovery/rediscovery, you’d better go and have a watch/rewatch of Days Of Being Wild. Then lament Leslie Cheung’s death. Then listen to Xavier Cugat’s ‘Perfidia’ on repeat. Off you go then.
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