yes..i agree but she should think before make a extreme comment.It was just a corollary of her comment that results in another extreme comment by me.
She attacked the film, you attacked her character…
That Allison does, Sekzee. I think to say anything about one’s preference of good cinema is absurd. All of us here love cinema, and in that we have different tastes. Good cinema isn’t about all of us agreeing which films are watchable. Good cinema is about discussion of films that have made a mark, and if that means we don’t agree than so be it. Putting taste with good cinema is irrelevant at this point.
Days of Being Wild is WKW’s best film. In the Mood for Love is one of his better works. 2046 is one of his lesser works. In fact, As Tears Go By and My Blueberry Nights are probably the only films that are clearly worse than 2046.
I respectfully disagree Blue, I think In the Mood for Love is a complete masterpiece and WKW best film so far. Days of Being Wild is an excellent film, but lacks the elegance and the pace of the latter. Just a personal opinion anyway.
2046 is certainly a lesser work for him. And My Blueberry Nights, well… no substance, just looks.
Blue K DOBW and ITMFL are his best films. I enjoy the second one a bit more—the photography is breathtaking.
Blueberry has substance but brings nothing new to the table. The casting is questionable as well. definately his worst
“She attacked the film, you attacked her character…”
yes i know that.But i told already that it was just a consequences of her comment.She made a mistake therefore i’d to make a mistake.:)
BTW….should i say sorry to her????
Sekz, seeing as how In the Mood for Love isn’t even as good as Chungking Express, I don’t see how that’s a plausible statement. ;)
(Of course, though, it IS a masterful film)
Chugnking I love but I cant bring myself to rate it higher than In The Mood. 2 years of hard labor went into making that film and it shows
We’ll settle this debate when Days of Being Wild gets a remastered DVD release. :P That horrible putrid green-hued DVD release doesn’t it justice, I’m thinking.
Sekz, I understand, but you’re forgetting those three looong months that went into making Chungking. ;)
Nah, it’s fine. I certainly love In the Mood for Love, no doubt, but Chungking and maybe even Happy Together are just above it (I need to rewatch HT and ITMFL, though).
Blue K, I think DOBW deserves a criterion release :/ dont you think?
There’s a new region-free (I think) Bluray of Days out, that actually looks pretty good (I might be wrong; it might be As Tears Go By).
Yeah, it is Days. Here’s a link which shows comparison screen captures of all the DVDs and the Bluray of it.
thanks :) you should watch that one Zachary its great
Sekz, I will, although I’d like to get the Bluray of it, and so I’ll have to wait until I have some cash! :D
whooa i didn’t realize there are this thread laying around on auteurs…
okay at first viewing, it may seems obvious that In The Mood For Love is a better film than 2046. but actually, for me, the case is different with the second and third viewing. Sure, many says that 2046 is such a pretentious mumble jumble, without nothing to say. But i guess, they are just not understand WKW much to really appreciated the film. While In The Mood is such a straightforward in telling its message (that’s why i loved it right from the first time ), but in 2046, just like in the movie, when you get to it, you never got back.
In the mood for love vs. Chunking express is a tougher pick. I’d say chunking by a little for me.
^ this. In the Mood and Chungking are the Sun and the Moon of WKW. They are the masterworks. The Night and the Day.
In the Mood for Love for me. What puzzles me is why Ashes of Time is going ignored in this thread. I’ve only seen the Redux version, but it was an extraordinarily moving piece of work, and deserves to be held in higher esteem than it currently is.
In The Mood For Love is clearly the better film. I’ve never appreciated 2046 for anything but it’s obvious visual aesthetic and idiosyncracy, even within the filmography of Kar-Wai.
@H. JacksonAshes is being ignored in this thread because it was never a feature of it. The credentials of the film is irrelevant, and therefore belong in another thread/discussion.
Apologies for double post.
Sorry. Since practically every other film Wong Kar-wai has directed has been mentioned in this thread, I felt it was appropriate to broach Ashes of Time.
Fair enough, although it’d probably better if you introduced it into the discussion via a more productive means. :PPP
It ‘s the only Kar-Wai film I haven’t seen – I must get onto it.
I seal the deal! Days of Being Wild could easily have been WKW’s best work if he ended it in the right place. There were to moments which have made a perfect ending. One of them is the night-guard’s monologue while the camera moves up and the other one is the main character;s walk amongst the tall trees in Philippines accompanied by that melancholic music, but WKW drags it, and changes the genre, and the film hugely drops in quality after that, and the actual ending of the film sucked.
In the Mood for Love is indeed very beautiful but it somehow suffers from the same problem, but definitely to a lesser degree. I found 2046 quiet mediocre so I won’t say anything about that.
Overall here’s my take on this three:
1. In the Mood for Love
2. The Days of being Wild – but its first 45 minutes so are the best thing amongst these three
Wong’s best is undoubtedly Fallen Angels!
Sy, Fallen Angels is wonderful. In terms of pure enjoyment I’d go with that and Chungking Express but I think ITMFL is still his “greatest” achievement overall. The ending did not drag for me at all, in fact the last few scenes were not only important to the film but the entire trilogy as a whole.
I’m okay with In the Mood for Love being understood as the better film. But 2046 speaks more to me. (I do owe ItMfL another watch though).
I think it’s the music.
I think it’s the music
that cant be the only reason :P
One can identify with Tony’s character in 2046, one can carry his pain because of in the mood for love, we know of his sadness, this emotionally unavailable man who has travelled so many miles in the mood for a love that wouldn’t set him free. I was satisfied by the work of the Master. I just don’t understand how one can seperate these two. I think they complete each other. I dare you to find a character this melancholic…
Gong Li, Faye Wong, Carina Lau, Zhang Ziyi, Maggie Cheung all directed by WKW….come on people!!!! only the great Brigitte Lin is missinh gere…n im out