Saturday, April 29, 2006

In The Mood

Another weekend, another batch of films. Unfortunately, I've hit my zip.ca account's eleven-film limit for the month again, and I'm only two weeks in. So, I had to head over to Blockbuster to rent 'In the Mood for Love'. I'm not the biggest Wong Kar Wai fan, but I loved 'Chungking Express', so it was time to finally see this movie; I almost went to see it in the theatre in Boston, back in early 2001, but never made it. Anyways, perhaps the plot was a bit slow, and not much 'happened', but it did deal some nice emotion, especially towards the end. Nothing like some repression of love and desire to make you connect with a character. Best of all, though, had to be Maggie Cheung's hair and cheongsams. A lot of love was obviously put into making those dresses and filming them; it appears that they were all tailored by one guy, Leung Long Kong, a tailor in Hong Kong (the only information about whom I can find, is directed at Korean tourists). Tony Leung's suits and ties were pretty inspirational as well.

'2046' is sitting on my desk at home...

6 comments:

Bil The Man said...

I'm reading and Alex and Jenny are sitting on my couch. Jenny says 'Hi'. The blogging about movies is kind of boring.

Apalazzo said...

Did you see the sequel to "In the Mood for Love", "2046"? It was good but way too long.

And about the movie thing, I second that, isn't your life like "House" or "Grey's Anatomy"?

And visiting Bil in Pasadena is great - you should come down. (But don't play monopoly with him!)

Tall Medstudent said...

OMG, you've dissed my blog!

Guess I have to only blog about exciting stuff from now on...

am said...

Note the lack of blogging since the "dis"! Just stopping by to say hello. :O)

Bil The Man said...

Oh man, AM is right. You are taking it personally. I take it back, I love the blogging about movies.

Tall Medstudent said...

Ah, being dissed by mes amis was but a small trifle compared to my exam worries, now relieved. :)

Well, movies may be rather dull, but I'm on the edge of civilization here! '2046' was pretty good, btw, quite different from 'In the Mood for Love'. I see why actors like to work with Wei; he makes them look good. Zhang Ziyi has never looked so good before; her eyelashes were crazy in the movie.