April 10, 2006


2046 is another film by Wong Kar Wai, and stars some of the best Chinese actors and actresses, including Tony Leung, Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi, Maggie Cheung, and Faye Wong also showed up. With that sort of cast, the acting was excellent. The movie also has what I consider to be Wong Kar Wai's directorial style from both a cinematic and plot point of view. I did find the pacing a little slow and sometimes disjointed, but the characters are interesting and full-bodied. Ultimately, this movie requires you to pay attention and think about exactly what is going on and what is being said. But if you take the time to do this, I think you'll find some interesting throughts going through your head.

One important aspect to the movie is the music. A great deal of effort was put into including music that enhances the mood and emotions being presented, and to fully appreciate this film you need to also appreciate the music. Some of the music was taken from old recordings though, or purposefully played back on older equipment (as the story takes place in the late 1960's) because you can hear noise and vinyl artifacts quite clearly. But I'm sure that was done intentionally.

Posted by josuah at April 10, 2006 1:09 AM UTC+00:00

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