BASIC BLOG: Day 6. I Changed My Mind
I had it all done. A full piece of text about an event that happened yesterday and left me in such a disappointed, disgusted, astonished mess that I thought <I should blog this, then I’ll feel better>
I changed my mind.
Nobody knows how long my life will continue, but it will be cut short fairly soon, I guess. Why should I spend the time I have left talking, thinking, writing about someone else’s problem, and I should add, at possible risk to myself and hassle for my loved ones. Na. Not today. I scrapped it.
So, I present to you:
I Love Wang Kai Wei!
(his movies, not himself. Though I am in love with Tony Leung, sexy motherfucker).
<In The Mood For Love> and it’s unofficial sequel <2046> must be two of the most beautiful movies ever made. The space. Long periods without dialogue. The music. How it fits, compliments the atmosphere so well. Shigeru Umebayashi. The (famous) lighting and colours are astounding. Heady. Intoxicating. The changing focusses. Slow motion. Patience. The perfectly chosen and placed vintage furniture. Nothing out of place. Pure accuracy. We can see exactly where Mad Men (HBO) got it.
All together it adds up to cinematic perfection.
Tony Leung as Chow Mo-wan (in both movies) is China’s Steve McQueen. Fits the old adage: “Men want to be him, ladies want to sleep with him” well. Award winner of Best Moustache Ever at Cannes.
Zhang Ziyi as Bai Ling. Totally gorgeous. Those figure hugging dresses. Not one hair out of place. Walking through the rain in heels. A flash of stockings in the flickering street-light. Ah, well nice.
I am not going to mention the plot or anything else about these movies other than:
“In the old days, if someone had a secret they didn’t want to share… you know what they did? They went up a mountain, found a tree, carved a hole in it, and whispered the secret into the hole. Then they covered it with mud and left the secret there forever.”