i think i still prefer fallen angels. the movie is nearly a romance, and honestly i dislike most romance movies, but this was sweet and endearing. a lot of the scenes were cute and funny and really charming. still confused why there were two sets of characters/couples, but it was somewhat satisfying to have both. also the pizza shop girl was so cute! def a re-watchable film.
Inevitable no comparar las 2 historias, siendo la primera la que queda corta. Más que un romance es la historia sobre hombre padeciendo un reciente rompimiento, en paralelo un posible próximo amor, que de hecho podría ser cualquiera, solo que a Wong Kar Wai le fascina convivir los polos (aparentemente) apuestos. Distinta es la otra historia sobre amantes complementarios aguardando a que la fuerza de la costumbre ceda
Style delivers with its swirling camerawork and vibrant colours, but the actual content lacks cohesion and presents blunt metaphors in an almost juvenile way. The overly cute quirkiness of the second story is mostly annoying as heck, and I find nothing cute about breaking into somebody's apartment.
The interesting thing about this film is that, while the stories are metaphors for the effects of westernization in Hong Kong's culture, Wong Kar Wai and DOP Christopher Doyle started to set in motion a visual style that would influence western filmmaking for the next two decades. I can easily recall when every advertising agency and commercial director in Portugal dreamt on making films with these looks.