“The Wong Kar-wai style is to change a situation rather than a performance...It’s much more intuitive and organic. It’s people moving in space.” - Christopher Doyle
- Hailed by the press as 'the consummate unconsummated love story of the new millennium', Wong Kar Wai's In the Mood for Love is a film about desire repressed. It has become a firmly established classic of the twenty-first century.
- In his sharp and revealing analysis of the film, Tony Rayns draws on his considerable expertise in East Asian cinema and on his proximity to Wong Kar Wai and his colleagues at Jet Tone during the film's long and complicated genesis.
- He delivers a personal and highly original commentary on the film and its production, complete with privileged insights into Wong's idiosyncratic working methods and influences. The book also places the film in the context of Wong's other work, with sidelights on its place in Hong Kong cinema as a whole.
This special edition features original cover artwork by Jimmy Turrell.
Published: November 2015
Size (cm): 14 x 14 x 1
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