53/100 (Wong Kar Wai'nin izlediğim üçüncü ve açık ara en kötü filmi. Oyunculuklar o kadar kötü, karakterler o kadar yapmacık-çocuksu ki başkasının yerine utandığım anlar oldu. Ha bide cool olmak için kasılan sahneler çok fazla göze batıyordu, can çekişiyordu o sahneler adeta. Chunking express'i çeken bir kişi böylesi bir filmi çekemez, inanmak istemiyorum.)
I find it quite... arousing, how it blended style and sensuality in a way only WKW can, how these nutjobs got heated up in passionate moments against the ignorant urban landscape... by the end I was longing for an emotional urban intangibility of 90s HK that is both imperfect and comforting.
fallen angels and chungking express are great films to explore 1990s city life in hongkong. more specifically, in fallen angels, we see how people behave in the city at night time. everything is soaked in neon lights and mischief comes out to play. everything is unpredictable and everyone's behaviour capricious. shaky camera movements and intimate close-up shots coupled with idiosyncratic characters, love it.
Georgeous images for a film that could as well be a silent one. WKW is the father of today´s advertisement films: so visual and sensual that all the meaning reach you only through images (+ music of course). Wind, rain, speed, bodies, violence. Dialogues are dull and never interested WKW. And maybe he´s right : you don´t have to say a word to feel "Fallen Angels".
As good as Wong Kar-wai is at playing with colors and feelings, he is twice as good at playing with inner words: this film is a bunch of carefully and beautifully assembled words, and sometimes silences, that somehow find their ways into your inner world and mess around causing some lovely disturbances. Everything in this film is a gem: the words, the shots, the mimics, the love, the feelings... 10/10