Wong Kar-wai

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  • Chungking Express Film Analysis

    to briefly introduce its director—Wang Kar-Wai, a great master who specialized in describing protagonists’ characteristics by details and the whole environment. Since he grows up in Hong Kong, a former British colony involving Chinese culture and western culture, he has lots of thinking on this metropolis and the people living there. Thus he directs bunch of films such like Chungking Express, telling the love stories happened in Hong Kong via protagonists’ characteristics and background music. In this movie, there are two independent and interconnected love stories as well as four protagonists: cop 233, A-Fei, cop 663, and female killer. Wang Kar-Wai tells us that urban people are lonely…

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  • Being A Military Child Essay

    the House Armed Service Subcommittee held a hearing on the recent studies on the effects of deployment on military children. The House Subcommittee saw two witnesses, Dr. Anita Chandra, a Behavioral Scientist with the RAND Corporation, and Dr. Leonard Wong, a Research Professor with Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. Both Dr. Chandra and Dr. Wong reported findings that the remaining caregiver’s mental state was capable of affecting the child’s mental state. In other words, a…

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  • Fifth Chinese Daughter Analysis

    in America, yet raised Chinese, Wong began to form her identity in the middle of this cultural clash. On one hand, Wong witnessed the promotion of individuality from American families, on the other her family taught her individuality is less important than the family as a whole. Various cultural factors pushed and pulled Wong throughout her life – some she embraced, some she fought – which allowed her to form her own unique Chinese-American identity. The Wongs, though they adopted Christianity…

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  • Analysis Of Wong Kar-Wai's Chung King Express

    statement at the same time. Wong Kar-Wai tries to make a statement about Hong Kong at the time as Hong Kong was being handed back to Peoples republic of China. Wong Kar-Wai experiments with plot, characters, objects, light and equipment to tell a story while making a political statement about Hong Kong. In this film, the viewer experiences that even a simple film with a small budget and shot in a small amount of time can greatly change what…

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  • Elements Of Mise En Scaffold Scene

    One of the elements of mise en scène is lighting. Wong Kar Wai uses different types of lighting to express character’s feeling. For example, the first scene starts from Mr.Chow is walking stairs with low-key illumination. The low-key illumination means “ to produce an image where much of the screen is in shadow ” (Stadler and McWilliam 24). In this scene expresses Mr.Chow’s life of emptiness. Another instance is when Mr.Chow and Mrs. Su go to the dark alleys, the light is a low-key illumination,…

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  • The Mood For Love Analysis

    Wong Kar Wai is probably the most innovative and avant-garde director to come out of Hong Kong. As part of the second New Wave of Hong Kong cinema, Wai moved far away from the traditional, Jackie Chan and Shaw Brothers style of films, which focused on action, and explored more substantial themes, icnluding human psyche, politics and the social conditions in Hong Kong. His aesthetics are quite similar with Jean-Luc Godard and the French Wave, in general, particularly because he also took apart…

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  • In The Mood For Love Film Analysis

    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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  • Flowers Of Shanghai Theme

    Lust / Caution (Ang Lee, 2007) In this story that unreels in two time frames, during the Japanese Occupation of China, Wong Chia Chi is a university student that gets swept up in an assassination plan against a pro-Japanese, Mr. Yee, who eventually becomes the head of the secret police. Her role is to infiltrate his entourage, seduce him, and lay the ground for her Resistance comrades to eliminate him. However, her mission gets jeopardized due to his insatiable sex drive that results in ahighly…

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  • The Mood For Love Film Analysis

    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 Chunking Express

    A Different Tony Leung in Wong Kar-wai’s Chunking Express Chungking Express draws a restless alienation and ambiguity between urban people in Hong Kong, and delicates the subtle people relationship happened on four characters in the modern city. Cope 633, acted by Tony Leung, is one of the isolated figure. Wong Kar-wai’s unique directing style and soundtracks make the film stand out in many art films in the nineties of Hong Kong. In Wong Kar-wai’s movie, Chunking Express, Tony Leung’s…

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