Posts Tagged ‘Wong Kar-Wai’
See the cast of CHUNGKING EXPRESS then and now
Released originally 20 years ago, the multi-award winning drama from Wong Kar-Wai consists of two stories told in sequence, each about a lovesick Hong Kong policeman mulling over his relationship with a woman. (Wikipedia) Read the rest of this entry »
Mixing vintage Hong Kong cinema of the recognizeable kind rather than us going for obscure only has been our tac this year but the programmer of this episode Dr. Lam brings Kenny B and Tom K-W a slice of current too. First up is our review of Wong Kar-wai’s debut movie, the triad-romance As Tears Go By from 1988 and second is Lau Ching-wan’s welcome back party into the fold of Milkyway Image in the form of Johnnie To’s and Wai Ka-fai’s Mad Detective.
Ken’s note. Audio gets a little low on my end at points for some reason. Sorry about that.
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Stoo and Andy return to provide you with your dose of Caucasian and Asian in a podcast! Touching upon The Walking Dead (after the credits there’s discussion of the mid-season finale), End Of Watch and thoughts on trailers for Snitch and Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmasters, feature topic comes in the form of a look back on Andrew Lau’s special effects, fantasy extravaganza Stormriders.
Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group (NEW) or Twitter (@podcastonfire, @sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby (http://briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at http://www.shelflifeclothing.com/. Read the rest of this entry »
Hong Kong, 1962. Chan Li-Zhen (Maggie Cheung) is a secretary whose married, her husband is a businessman who spends most, if not all of his time going on business trips to Japan. Chan moves into a spare room of a rather cramp tenement building. She is then introduced to Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Leung).
Chow, a married man has just moved into the a spare room in the flat next door to Chan, his wife is also dedicated to her job and is never around when Chow’s around.
Over the course of four years the relationship between these two neighbors go from exchanging glances in the streets to secretly staying over in each others rooms and going away to hotels to be in each others company with having to sneak around. Read the rest of this entry »
Firmly going on record what Wong Kar-wai films they love (and hate), Stoo and Ken lead a show that also includes a major sales pitch for the McDull-franchise (and merchandise). Check out the imbedded videos below for a look at the love directed towards each respective character brought up in this podcast. DO EXCUSE THE TECHNICAL IMPERFECTIONS OF THE SHOW AGAIN. WE PROMISE TO GET BETTER.
Podcast On Fire 51: Casual-time, bullshit-time, nostalgia-time with Ken and Mike (and interactive Stoo)
It’s a dual attack by Ken and Mike (Stoo is present in a new interactive segement we’re testing out). Last movies watched contains very little love directed towards Wong Kar-Wai, Mike brings one piece of old news and one a lot more fresher and tips on where to get movies gets answered 2009-style! Times have changed…
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Plot: The story of Chungking Express is split into two stories, both based on two very different police officers.
Officer 223 (Takashi Kaneshiro) is a plain clothed cop who patrols the around Chungking Mansions, a drug-filled, rundown hostel populated by Indians, amongst other foreigners. He spends most of his time moping over the loss of his girlfriend, May. His method for getting over his worries is to jog. One night in a bar he comes to a decision to try and get over his lost love and decides to peruse the next woman that walks into the bar. Meets a blonde-haired Chinese woman (Brigitte Lin), although this woman has a couple of skeletons in her closet.
Officer 663 (Tony Leung) is a street cop, he spends his evenings patrolling the streets around the Chungking Mansion and for his evening break he always stops into the Midnight Express Deli. Where he’s served by a shy young woman called Faye (Faye Wong), Faye has a crush on the cop, but she’s to shy to do anything about it. After receiving a letter from his ex-girlfriend – an air hostess (Valerie Chow), Faye opens it and discovers that the hostess is returning her key to his flat. Faye begins to secretly sneaking into his apartment, changing all the little details to it, subtly adding her own touch. When arriving at 663’s flat one day she opens the front door to be met by 663… Read the rest of this entry »