Wong Kar-Wai (Contemporary Film Directors Series) / Edition 1

Wong Kar-Wai (Contemporary Film Directors Series) / Edition 1

by Peter Brunette, Kar-Wai Wong
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252072375

ISBN-13: 9780252072376

Pub. Date: 04/08/2005

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

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

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Overview

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. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252072376
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
04/08/2005
Series:
Contemporary Film Directors Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
149
Sales rank:
994,156
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Tears, time, and love : the films of Wong Kar-Wai1
As tears go by1
Days of being wild16
Ashes of time30
Chungking express45
Fallen angels57
Happy together70
In the mood for love86
2046101
Notes107
Interviews with Wong Kar-Wai113

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