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[CHI] Wong Kar-Wai
« on: December 14, 2008, 04:59:03 AM »
Wong Kar-Wai 王家衛



Wong Kar-Wai is an award winning Hong Kong film director, internationally renowned as an auteur for his visually unique, highly stylized films. Part of the collabo with Tony Leung Chiu Wai much like Dicaprio + Scorsese.

Fun facts: Music videos
In 2000 Wong directed a music video of Tony Leung's duet with Niki of a song from the In the Mood for Love soundtrack to be included in Tony Leung's CD by the same name and on the French DVD release of In the Mood for Love. In 2002 Wong made the music video Six Days for DJ Shadow featuring Chen Chang and Danielle Graham.


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Origin Hong Kong
Born July 17, 1958 (1958-07-17) (age 50)
Shanghai, China
Occupation Film director
Years active 1982–present

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Filmography
Once Upon a Rainbow (1982)[writer]
Just for Fun (1983)[writer]
Silent Romance (1984)[writer][actor]
Chase a Fortune (1984)[writer]
The Intellectual Trio (1985)[writer]
Unforgettable Fantasy (1985)[writer]
Sweet Surrender (1986)[writer]
Rosa (1986)[writer]
Goodbye My Hero (1986)[writer]
Final Victory (1987)[writer]
Flaming Brothers (1987)[writer]
The Haunted Cop Shop (1987)[writer]
Chaos by Design (1988)[actor]
As Tears Go By 《旺角卡門》(1988)[director][writer]
Walk on Fire (1988)[writer]
Return Engagement (1990)[writer]
Days of Being Wild 《阿飛正傳》 (1990)[director][writer][producer]
Saviour of the Soul (1991)[story]
The Eagle Shooting Heroes (1993)[producer]
Ashes of Time 《東邪西毒》 (1994)[director][writer][producer]
Chungking Express 《重慶森林》 (1994)[director][writer][producer]
Fallen Angels 《墮落天使》 (1995)[director][writer][producer]
Happy Together 《春光乍洩》 (1997)[director][writer][producer]
First Love - Litter on the Breeze (1997)[producer]
In the Mood for Love 《花樣年華》 (2000)[director][writer][producer]
Chinese Odyssey 2002 (2002)[producer]
2046 《2046》 (2004)[director][writer][producer]
Eros (2004)(segment: "The Hand")[director][writer][producer]
My Blueberry Nights 《我的藍莓夜》 (2007)[director][writer][producer]
The Lady from Shanghai  (2009)

Wong Kar-Wai Tribute


[trailer] Chungking Express - Wong Kar-Wai


DJ Shadow - Six Days (video by Wong Kar-wai)


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Re: [CHI] Wong Kar-Wai
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2008, 06:51:36 AM »
What's your favorite WKW movie??   :pimp:

One of his most underrated and unknown is:
Ashes of Time (1994)


Wong Kar-Wai's first (and currently only) wuxiapian is the most uncompromisingly complex film of his career. It also displays his continuing maturation as a director, as its presents the sum of his previous films' themes. This film is one of a kind: a thinking man's martial arts melodrama with very little action. It features some of the biggest stars in the business giving excellent performances, Christopher Doyle's usual magnificent visuals, and William Chang's predictably sublime art direction. AND action by Sammo Hung Kam-Bo



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Re: [CHI] Wong Kar-Wai
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2008, 07:14:53 AM »
Have only seen 3 so far (soon to be 4... Thanks daigong!!), which were Chungking Express, Fallen Angels and 2046..

Out of the 3, I have to go for Fallen Angels..
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Re: [CHI] Wong Kar-Wai
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2008, 12:43:00 PM »
^ Yea. That was the most surprising. Normally I wanna throw Leon Lai into a vat of shit but MAN how can you go wrong with Michele Reis masturbating to his trash XD

Watch that, then watch Ashes of Time REDUX. Should be even more WTF lol

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Re: [CHI] Wong Kar-Wai
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2009, 10:46:48 AM »
What's your favorite WKW movie??   :pimp:

My Top 5 WKW Flicks
1. Chungking Express
2. 2046 (One of my favorite romance movies)
3. Fallen Angels
4. In the Mood for Love (Gotta love the chemistry between Maggie & Tony)
5. My Blueberry Nights (Norah Jones' performance was weak but the movie was still decent)

I tried watching Happy Together but that opening gay sex scene was just too much :bleed eyes:

One of his most underrated and unknown is:
Ashes of Time (1994)

Man, that's one WKW flick I just don't understand. It did have a couple of nice action scenes but the plot was a mess XD

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Re: [CHI] Wong Kar-Wai
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2009, 10:12:16 PM »
The Wong Kar-Wai films I've seen:

1. Chungking Express - Such a cute movie in it's own way. The main characters are adorable lol, except for the girl in wig
2. 2046
3. Chinese Odyssey 2002 - oops not directed by him, but I'll put it here anyway because I liked it :D
4. Happy Together
5. Ashes of Time

I tried to watch "In the Mood for Love" twice, but I guess I wasn't in the mood for Wong Kar-Wai because I wasn't able to finish it either time. :lol: I'm older and more patient now so maybe I'd like it more if I gave it one more try, though.

I also have Fallen Angels on DVD, but I haven't watched it yet...

Thinking about it, I like Wong Kar-Wai's storytelling of romances. I thought his movies were too artistic and slow-paced for me, but now that I think about it again, maybe I really do like them lol. Just haven't realized it before XD
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Re: [CHI] Wong Kar-Wai
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2009, 08:30:35 AM »
Try it again! for the first time shirenu :heart:

In the Mood for Love 花樣年華




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Easily one of Kar Wai's better movies. simple yet painful, that kind of love you wish you could have but cannot. gee reminds me of ______ and :tama:  :lol:
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Re: [CHI] Wong Kar-Wai
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2009, 10:58:47 AM »
Oh daigong :heart:

I love that picture of Tony embracing Maggie's legs :O HOT!!!
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Re: [CHI] Wong Kar-Wai
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2009, 11:03:01 AM »
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Brigitte Lin comes out of retirement for Wong Kar-Wai’s THE GREAT MASTER

Rejoice Brigitte Lin fans!  The Taiwanese actress who’s been retired since 1994 is set to make a comeback in Wong Kar-Wai’s The Great Master.  As with the last year’s biopic Ip Man, this film is also about the martial arts practitioner of Wing Chun and the mentor of Bruce Lee.  The good news of the goddess’s return was cited from Yip Man’s son, Yip Chun but on what capacity of her role is not determine yet.  Most people familiar with her previous films may remember her best in the wuxia film The Bride with White Hair as the vicious man-hating witch.  Both Lin and Wai has collaborated before in Ashes of Time and Chungking Express.
http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/brigitte-lin-comes-out-of-retirement-for-wong-kar-wais-the-great-master/

WB Brigitte! :twothumbs

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Re: [CHI] Wong Kar-Wai
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2009, 04:47:11 AM »
Looks like we'll see the new movie in 3-5 years  :yawn:

Wong Kar-Wai's THE GRAND MASTER Finally in Production (Sina.com)

After being in preparation for many many years, Wong Kar-Wai finally began shooting his long-overdue The Grand Master. The movie is about the life story of martial-artist Ip Man, who has been portrayed recently by Donnie Yen in  Ip Man and Ip Man sequel. According to a Chinese newspaper,  the cast include Leung Chiu-Wai (playing Ip Man), Zhang Ziyi and Chang Chen. The shooting will be done from December 12 to April 18 of next year, in Chikan Studio of China's Kaiping City in Guangdong Province. That's all we know so far.

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Re: [CHI] Wong Kar-Wai
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2009, 05:41:13 AM »
Grand Master casting update:



Gong Li - now confirmed on the cast list. She will play the head of a martial-art clan.

Zhang Ziyi - will play the wife of Ip Man, the character portrayed by Leung Chiu-Wai.

Brigitte Lin - looks like Wong is still in talk with her. The odds of her joining the movie are unknown.

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Re: [CHI] Wong Kar-Wai
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2009, 08:06:09 AM »
I would watch Chungking Express too! Wellcome here !


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Re: [CHI] Wong Kar-Wai
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2009, 02:40:13 AM »
:welcome dannydesil

Chungking Express, esp. Faye Wong & Tony Leung scenes hold the most dear to my heart. They walked up and down Lan Kwai Fong, site of my days in Hong Kong...here's some deleted scenes!






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Re: [CHI] Wong Kar-Wai
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2009, 02:48:22 AM »
Thanks for posting those, dai. Chungking Express is one of my favorite movies ever. I remember catching it on TV once many years ago -- it was the final act, with Faye Wong; I didn't know what the movie was, only that I loved what I was watching. Years later I found out what it was, and was able to find it and enjoy the full film. I still love it.

Of Wong Kar-Wai's other films, I've seen 2046, In the Mood For Love (which I watched in reverse order -- I saw 2046 a couple of years before I saw In the Mood For Love) and Eros (his segment was definitely the best).


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Re: [CHI] Wong Kar-Wai
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2009, 06:53:25 AM »
I still haven't seen 2046 I admit. It's not much a sequel, but Wong always uses references from past films. Even in things he produces like 'Chinese Odyseey 2002'

And he reuses actors LOL like in Grand Master

Zhang Ziyi spy photos: http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/c/2009-12-09/21242804852.shtml
 


     

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Wong Kar-Wai's THE GRAND MASTER Casting Update  (MonkeyPeaches Exclusive)
December 21, 2009

Korean actress  Song Hye-kyo has been cast for playing an unknown role. She was recently spotted receiving physical training at the filming studio. (click here).

 

spy photos: http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/c/2009-12-21/14032817571.shtml

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Re: [CHI] Wong Kar-Wai
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2010, 06:01:33 AM »
I haven't seen many of his movies but this guy is just awesome!!!  :twothumbs I watch a movie he made called Fallen Angels, and is one of the best movies i've seen!! Is great, another great movie he has is 2046 awesome movie, and the OST is great!!  :thumbup I think he's one of the best asian directors ever!!! :)

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Re: [CHI] Wong Kar-Wai
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2010, 02:28:00 AM »
Fallen Angels had lotsa great performances!! Esp. from Michele Reis :heart:

Kar Wai uses a lotta great music like California Dreamin' will forever be known as a WKW song:


Korean actress Song Hye Kyo is also stated to be in "Grand Master" http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/entertainment/2010-03/18/c_13215572.htm

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Re: [CHI] Wong Kar-Wai
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2010, 09:14:29 AM »
And another eight years for the movie to come out!!  :w00t: :catglare:

Film 'The Grandmasters' Poster Exposed



Director Wong Kar Wai's upcoming film about wing chun master Ip Man "The Grandmasters" (一代宗師) has been put on hold for nearly 8 years and it was not until last year the team officially started filming. Although the film is not done filming nor the release date has been confirmed, but at least one of the film's posters is finished, as it has exposed in the American Film Market.

In this American version poster, lead Tony Leung Chiu Wai's version of Ip Man is fighting against his enemies in the rain and his stand makes him powerful already. Foreign media even describes Tony as the Chinese dark knight.

Martial arts choreographer of the film Yuen Wo Ping greatly praises Tony's current status for the film's action scenes. "I never worried about him," he says, "Talking about body figures, Tony looks better than Donnie Yen. It is unbelievable that there is strength in Tony's kicks. He does have the potential to film action films."



Another photo from the film is leaked and it is the female lead of the film Zhang Ziyi. Her role is yet to be introduced, but based on the photo, she is playing someone who should be skillful in using Ba Gua Zhang.

In addition, some netizens actually suggest to name the film "Yeahman" instead, seems like they want to bring Ip Man into the foreign superhero family (like Superman, Batman, Ironman, etc).

Source: UDN / By: KAY @ Kay's Entertainment

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Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmasters' Releases New Poster in Berlin
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'The Grandmasters' Releases New Poster in Berlin
    2011-02-10 16:34:24     CRIENGLISH.com       Web Editor: Cui Chaoqun



With white straw hat and black long suit, Tony Leung's look in "The Grandmasters" ("Yi Dai Zong Shi") is described as the dark warrior.

On the eve of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival, director Wong Kar-wai's action film "The Grandmasters" released new posters in Berlin, Mtime.com reports.



Tony Leung plays Yip Man, master of the Wing Chun martial art. The poster shows a fierce fight scene involving Yip Man on a rainy night. Another poster shows Zhang Zi Yi, who is also a martial master.

Since "The Grandmasters" released its first poster for the American Film Market, it has attracted the world's attention for its filmmakers and cast.

Director Wong Kar-wai has earned international fame for his film "In the Mood for Love" ("Hua Yang Nian Hua") and "My Blueberry Nights". The action director of the movie is Yuen Woo Ping, who is also the action choreographer on "The Matrix" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon".

The film also features Korean actress Song Hye-gyo, who plays Yip Man's wife. Zhang Zhen and Zhao Benshan will play martial art masters in the film.

The film is now being shot in Guangdong province.



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Re: [CHI] Wong Kar-Wai
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2011, 08:36:17 AM »
^ and here's the trailer:





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