The Cinema of Wong Kar Wai

Author: Wong Kar Wai,John Powers

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847846177

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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The long-awaited retrospective from the internationally renowned film director celebrated for his visually lush and atmospheric films. Wong Kar Wai is known for his romantic and stylish films that explore—in saturated, cinematic scenes—themes of love, longing, and the burden of memory. His style reveals a fascination with mood and texture, and a sense of place figures prominently. In this volume, the first on his entire body of work, Wong Kar Wai and writer John Powers explore Wong's complete oeuvre in the locations of some of his most famous scenes. The book is structured as six conversations between Powers and Wong (each in a different locale), including the restaurant where he shotIn the Mood for Love and the snack bar where he shot Chungking Express. Discussing each of Wong's eleven films—fromAs Tears Go By and Days of Being Wild to 2046 and The Grandmaster—the conversations also explore Wong's trademark themes of time, nostalgia, and beauty, and their roots in his personal life. The first book by Wong Kar Wai, and the first comprehensive look at his oeuvre, this stunning, lavishly illustrated volume is as evocative as walking into one of Wong's lush films. With more than 250 photographs and film stills and an opening critical essay by Powers, this volume is poised to become the film book of the year.
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Die Kunst der Filmregie

Author: David Mamet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895810329

Category: Filmregie

Page: 109

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Wong Kar-wai


Author: Silver Wai-ming Lee,Micky Lee

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496812875

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 1181

Fans and critics alike perceive Wong Kar-wai (b. 1958) as an enigma. His dark glasses, his nonlinear narrations, and his high expectations for actors all contribute to an assumption that he only makes art for a few high-brow critics. However, Wong’s interviews show this Hong Kong auteur is candid about the art of filmmaking, even surprising his interlocutors by suggesting his films are commercial and made for a popular audience. Wong’s achievements nevertheless feel like art-house cinema. His third film, Chungking Express, introduced him to a global audience captivated by the quick and quirky editing style. His Cannes award-winning films Happy Together and In the Mood for Love confirmed an audience beyond the greater Chinese market. His latest film, The Grandmaster, depicts the life of a kung fu master by breaking away from the martial arts genre. In each of these films, Wong Kar-wai’s signature style—experimental, emotive, character-driven, and timeless—remains apparent throughout. This volume includes interviews that appear in English for the first time, including some that appeared in Hong Kong magazines now out of print. The interviews cover every feature film from Wong’s debut As Tears Go By to his 2013 The Grandmaster.
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Die Filmgespenster Der Postmoderne

Author: David Bordwell

Publisher: Verlag Der Autoren


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 133

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Wong Kar Wai

Author: Jean-Marc Lalanne

Publisher: Dis Voir


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

View: 4413

With films such as As Tears Go By, Days of Being Wild, Chungking Expressand Ashes of Time, Kar-Wai has been at the forefront of Hong Kong cinema. On the surface, Kar-Wai follows the rules, presenting the usual fare of car chases, explosions and sex, but in fact his films are much deeper. His characters live and die on the fringe of acceptance and existence, in a nebulous grey area between good and almost evil. Wong-Kai has managed to invent an art that refuses the affluence of the West: by sticking his guns (and knives, fists and chains), this film director has created a bridge between Hong Kong and the rest of the world.
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Wong Kar-wai

Author: Peter Brunette,Kar-wai Wong

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252029929

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 149

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Exploring Wong Kar-wai's groundbreaking use of sound and visual technique to create a new form of cinema
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Inside the American

Author: Anton Corbijn

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783829604765

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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To coincide with the release of the movie, this book features 116 colour images by Anton Corbijn. It provides an intensive insight into the daily routine at the respective location into the work with the movie stars and the concentrated but also surprisingly private atmosphere on the film set of 'The American'.
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Wong Kar-wai's Happy Together

Author: Jeremy Tambling

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622095887

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

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Wong Kar-wai's controversial film, Happy Together, was released in Hong Kong just before the handover of power in 1997. The film shows two Chinese gay men in Buenos Aires and reflects on Hong Kong's past and future by probing masculinity, aggression, identity, and homosexuality. It also gives a reading of Latin America, perhaps as an allegory of Hong Kong as another post-colonial society. Examining one single, memorable, and beautiful film, but placing it in the context of other films by Wong Kar-wai and other Hong Kong directors, this book illustrates the depth, as well as the spectacle and action, that characterizes Hong Kong cinema. Tambling investigates the possibility of seeing Happy Together in terms of 'national allegory', as Fredric Jameson suggests Third World texts should be seen. Alternatively, he emphasizes the fragmentary nature of the film by discussing both its images and its narrative in the light of Borges and Manuel Puig. He also looks at the film's relation to the American road movie and to the history of the tango. He poses questions how emotions are presented in the film (is this a 'nostalgia film'?); whether the masculinity in it should be seen negatively or as signs of a new hopefulness about Hong Kong's future; and whether the film indicates new ways of thinking of gender relationships or sexuality.
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Rechts blinken, links abbiegen

Author: Dorthe Nors

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036993371

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Als sich Sonja mit über vierzig endlich bei der Fahrschule anmeldet, verspricht sie sich davon mehr Freiheit. Nur bereitet ihr das Schalten größere Probleme als gedacht und überhaupt läuft ihr Leben gerade nicht rund. Immer mehr sehnt sie sich an die idyllischen Orte ihrer Kindheit zurück: Wilde Singschwäne und Zugvögel will sie sehen, keine Tauben und Plastikeulen auf Nachbarbalkonen! Doch was muss passieren, damit Sonja ihr Schicksal in die Hand nimmt?
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Gespenster meines Lebens

Depression, Hauntlogy und die verlorene Zukunft

Author: Mark Fisher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783893201952


Page: 255

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Scary Old Sex

Author: Arlene Heyman

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641210933

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9369

Eine Frau hat gewisse Routinen beim Sex mit ihrem zweiten Ehemann, teilt dabei aber das Bett mit den Geistern ihrer sexuellen Vergangenheit. Eine schöne, junge Studentin beginnt eine Affäre mit einem älteren verheirateten Mann und Künstler. Ein Sohn weiß nicht, was er mit der Leiche seines Vaters tun soll, den der Tod beim Sex mit seiner außerehelichen Affäre ereilt hat. Arlene Heymans literarisches Debüt über Sex, Beziehungen und Liebesgefühle in fortgeschrittenem Alter kennt keine Scham. Aber ihr Blick, so genau er auch sein mag, ist immer zutiefst menschlich und bisweilen sehr komisch. »Voller Sinnlichkeit schreibt Heyman über tabuisierte Begierde. Diese Geschichten sind alles andere als prüde und stellen unsere üblichen Vorstellungen vom Älterwerden auf den Kopf.« The Independent
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Ruf mich bei deinem Namen


Author: André Aciman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783036955834


Page: 284

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Eroberung des Nutzlosen

Author: Werner Herzog

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783867900096

Category: Fitzcarraldo (Motion picture)

Page: N.A

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Author: Olga Tokarczuk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442741342


Page: 456

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Studies in the Arab Theater and Cinema

Author: Jacob M. Landau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138642034


Page: 306

View: 7467

The Arab theatre and cinema are among the most neglected subjects in the studies of Oriental literature and research into the history of theatre. This book, written by the acclaimed scholar Jacob M. Landau and first published in 1958, is a survey of the development of the Arab theatre and cinema as cultural and social phenomena and goes a long way in shedding some light on these neglected subjects.
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Notizen zum Kinematographen

Author: Robert Bresson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895811739


Page: 123

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Film Noir

Author: Alain Silver,James Ursini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783822822685

Category: USA - Film noir - Geschichte 1940-1960

Page: 191

View: 5571

Mit "Film Noir" bezeichneten die Filmkritiker einen ganz bestimmten Typus des amerikanischen Kriminal- und Detektivfilms der 40er und 50er-Jahre - die Bilder dieser Filme wurden geprägt durch tiefe Schatten und düstere Kulissen. Die Epigonen dieser Kunstform waren unter anderem Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder und Robert Siodmak. Literarische Vorlagen stammten von Hammett, Chandler & Co.. Das Buch gibt einen ausführlichen Überblick über die wichtigsten Filme dieses Genres und ist reichhaltig illustriert.
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Scorsese über Scorsese

Author: Martin Scorsese

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886611638


Page: 319

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arts, Latin American

Page: N.A

View: 6726

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