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« Reply #75 on: September 28, 2005, 02:10:59 PM »
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I must have posted on this a while back, about being underwhelmed by 2046... I was so dead wrong (for the first time ever, crazy).

It's a beautiful terrible wonderful masterful piece of cinema. WKW is the man. All the way home...


Did you see it again or did it just grow on you?
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« Reply #76 on: September 28, 2005, 05:49:06 PM »
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« Reply #77 on: September 29, 2005, 03:31:02 AM »
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So gimme a break, I been busy...


Yeah, I saw it again, in the comfort of my own home, wide awake. Plus I needed the insight of an incredible romance that turned brutal... to clue me into Tony's mood. Cos at first I had trouble reconciling the sweet romantic in the first movie with the cold womaniser of the current one. Not that it's as cut and dry as that, but you get the point. There was a moment, a line, I can't remember now, but it was spot on, and I wouldn't have agreed with it unless I'd been through it.

Also, I think the print I saw was crap, cos I remember not liking the colors, but they looked great on dvd.
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When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #78 on: September 30, 2005, 01:19:17 AM »
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i just saw the film tonight.  i really loved it.  it makes me wanna watch DAYS OF BEING WILD, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE and 2046 in order.  to me though, i kinda felt the film should have been a lil' longer.  i feel that there was another love story there that WKW cut out.  to me, 3 hours would have been great.  it was also really good to see faye wong and tony leung on the screen together.  it made me feel very good to see them again.  

anyone read the articles on WKW in the latest cineaste or the last film comment magazines?
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« Reply #79 on: October 02, 2005, 11:33:24 AM »
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it makes me wanna watch DAYS OF BEING WILD, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE and 2046 in order.


You just gave me a great idea!  Thanks!

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« Reply #80 on: October 14, 2005, 06:29:48 PM »
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Sony Pictures has announced the
acclaimed 2046 for release on December 27th. The film, starring the
beautiful Zhang Ziyi, arrives with a 2.40:1 anamorphic transfer, Cantonese Dolby
Digital 5.1 audio and English subtitles. Extras will include an audio commentary
with director Wong Kar-wai, deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, cast
interviews and photo galleries. Retail is going to be $24.96.

WKW audio commentary track!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)
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« Reply #81 on: October 14, 2005, 11:57:56 PM »
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no chris doyle?
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« Reply #82 on: February 28, 2006, 09:32:22 PM »
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So I saw this recently.  Was it kinda stupid for me to rent this?  coz I've never seen any of his films before and i dont know if this was the right introduction. 

Well I didn't love it, but I liked it enough that I want to In The Mood for Love.  And if I like that I'll see the rest of his movies.  I realize that the sci-fi aspect of this movie was directly related to the main themes, but it really took me out of the story.   I think the movie would've been better off cutting out the sci-fi section altogether.   there is already so much going on, and it moves so quickly through the different relationships that it becomes an unnecesary distraction.

But man, the visuals in this movie are so fucking strong that it carries the movie.  for example, i don't think they fleshed out the main character enough -- i never felt like i really got him, y'know?  But there are so many wonderful moments where the music and the visuals are used so well that i forgive alot of the shortcomings in the story and just like it for what it is.

3.25 out of 4


sidenote:  I'm kinda pissed that they used "the christmas song," especially the way they did, cause i always pictured using in it a similar moment for one of my movies. 

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« Reply #83 on: March 01, 2006, 03:58:29 AM »
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3.25 out of 4
sorry to pick on you, really, cos i think your heart's in the right place.. i just want to know: did you give a score cos you think it means something? or do you realise it is completely and utterly void of any significance whatsoever and you wrote it anyway?
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Re: 2046
« Reply #84 on: March 01, 2006, 01:48:00 PM »
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i know it's insignificant and pretty meaningless...it's just something i do.   it's a bad habit of mine to come up with a star rating after i've seen a movie.   

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Re: 2046
« Reply #85 on: March 01, 2006, 01:50:21 PM »
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sidenote:  I'm kinda pissed that they used "the christmas song," especially the way they did, cause i always pictured using in it a similar moment for one of my movies. 


I experienced the exact same thing when I heard Brian Eno's great (and very cinematic) "By This River" in both Y Tu Mama Tambien and, more prominently and meaningfully, in Nanni Moretti's The Son's Room. Me: "Hey! That was my idea!"  :yabbse-sad:
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