Soap opera? Really?
Wong Kar-Wai must be the most stupid director alive. If one was to ask him how would he shoot love, he'd answer: "With slow motions, arbitrary camera movements and a nice, corny photoraphy." And that's what "In the Mood for Love" is: a hideous soap opera, badly disguised as cinema. People must be blind or stupid to like this piece of shit. Or maybe they just enjoy watching well-dressed asiatics.
the colours the music the characters...I even could smell the food. I needed to pause the film to cook quickly some noodle soup-then continued the film... I'd call it a 3D explosion...
" In the old days, if someone had a secret they didn't want to share... you know what they did? They went up a mountain, found a tree, carved a hole in it, and whispered the secret into the hole. Then they covered it with mud. And leave the secret there forever. "
Having watched this film multiple times over the years, it still doesn't fail to captivate me. In this sublime and evocative tale of love and longing, the delicate visuals sit atop the beautiful score, enchanting the serious viewer. While Wong Kar-Wai's treatment might not be a fit for a lot of viewers, for those who get in knowing what to expect, there lies a world of bliss.
I saw like 15 minutes of this thing, and i was already begging for Chow Yun Fat to come into scene, gun in each hand, to blast everyone to pieces. What i'm trying to say is: Wong Kar Wai movies are not my thing at all.
The music, cinematography, colour palette, and editing, all coalesce so perfectly. It creates this palpable sense of cognisance on behalf of the audience. We both know how much these characters are in love with each other, but they have no idea. And the montage at the end is just majestic. How the hell did Dancer in the Dark beat this film for the Golden Palm?