In the Mood for Love

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    The Mood For Love Analysis

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    9. Silence and the absence of dialogue In contrast to Western cinema tactics that are based on dialogue, Wong makes excellent use of silence in his films. His characters are frequently trapped in their thoughts and memories, isolated from each other and from the rest of the world. Their state of mind is communicated through their actions, body language, looks and sometimes through narration. What is left unsaid is always more important than what isn't. A distinct sample of this technique takes place in "In the Mood For Love," when Su and Chow pass each other on a staircase and are forced to take shelter from the rain. The camera focuses on their glances that are filled with thoughtfulness and on the wry smile of Tony Leung to eloquently but without any dialogue, portray the sense of loss and longing that permeate the two characters. In the same film, another example of this tactic occurs in the end, when Chow pours all his all his frustration and anguish over his relationship with Su into a hole in an ancient…

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    Wong Kar-wai is a prolific director, most known for his critically acclaimed, In the Mood for Love. The story follows two people as they try to comprehend the news of their spouses cheating on them. A pivotal part of the way Kar-wai tells their story and the stories in his other films is through the technique of framing. Filmsite describes framing as “the way a shot is composed, and the manner in which subjects and objects are surrounded ('framed') by the boundaries or perimeter of the film…

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    characteristics of Shanghai people; however, living in the complex historical movement, Su as a representation of younger generation are struggling to close to Hong Kong’s independent culture. In “Love in Ruins: Spectral Bodies in Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love,” Olivia Khoo writes, “Although Hong Kong’s status as a Special Administrative Region means that it is now officially considered part of China, it is in many respects culturally and economically closer to a Chinese diaspora than it is…

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    16. In The Mood For Love (Wong Kar Wai, 2000, Hong Kong) In this film, Wong Kar Wai cooperated with the two, probably best, contemporary cinematographers in Asian cinema, Christopher Doyle, and Mark Lee Pong Bing, resulting in a true visual masterpiece. The three of them used the camera in a way that gives the audience the sense that they are picking in on the action while focusing on the protagonists every move and look, through the extensive use of slow motion. These two tactics are…

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    Wong Kar-Wai’s, In the Mood for Love, tells the story of two neighboring tenants that realize their respective spouses are having an affair. Its mise-en-scene depicts a heightened memory of 1960s Hong Kong, reflecting on the feeling of entrapped felt by the two-main character, in a physical and mental state; "psychologically and physically constrained environment will rule their lives and, by keeping them from acting on their justified impulses, stunt their happiness forever"i. Through the use…

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    In Wong Kar-Wai’s film In the Mood for Love (2000) he comments on the nature of love and the secrecy and doubt that come with it. In the scene where Mrs. Chan meets Mr. Chow in his new apartment for the first time, it reveals how the two characters genuinely feel about each other and how they themselves feel about it as well. Through the use of editing, sound, and framing; the audience is able to decipher the deeper feeling and meaning behind this scene. The scene begins with Mrs. Chan in a…

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    Edna St. Vincent's Poetry

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    unique style, rhythm in when a reader reads the author poems, its comes through and it is instantly recognizable as their work. Some of the most popular poems in our history come from two completely different Era’s. The Romantic and Modern Era’s poems, are some of the best pomes known to mankind. The Different Era’s have Different Moods, Themes and Imagery in each one of the poem’s that come from each particular Era. In the poem’s “Thursday” by Edna St. Vincent, uses a very romantic, sexual…

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    stories are very similar in their moods and motifs but also very different. There are many similarities in the two short story's "The Monkeys Paw" and "The Third Wish". But one thing that stood out was the overall mood. The overall mood to both stories is magical because all throughout the stories that is shown. The story "The Monkeys Paw" is about this man who comes to this family's house and gives them a magical paw that grants 3 wishes but he warned them and said they did not all turn out…

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    Poe uses to tone to describe to set the mood and give the reader an image. Poe also likes to create suspense but repeating words, describing others thoughts or feelings, and including vivid images. “Annabel Lee” has alliteration to set the mood and describe the narrator 's feelings. With the use of the letter ‘s’ Poe sets a evil and hissing setting and it also builds rhythm. By referring to the sea in multiple stanzas the reader know it 's important. Poe uses alliteration in this other poems…

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    His Coy Mistress Mood

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    The concept of love and lust have been echoing throughout the history of literature. This is especially prevalent in Andrew Marvell’s To His Coy Mistress. In this 17th century poem, a male speaker runs his poetic lines to a female to accomplish one goal- convince her to have sexual intercourse with him. Through a transitioning mood, a wide spectrum of imagery, and series of metaphors and similes, Marvell is able to capture and reignite the old Latin elegy of Carpe Diem. Like a majority of…

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