every bit as stylish as chungking. with more humour and more seediness but less emotional moments. still an instant classic, loved the mute.
Fallen Angels is focused on the realism of relationships. Considered the spiritual sequel to Chungking Express, FA is something darker but of course, still fantastic. There's a sort of realism with some fantastical elements in Wong Kar-Wai's film, and that's his signature mark. I love Fallen Angels and I consider it to be some of Kar-Wai's best work. It's nothing short of real. Towards the end, Wong perfectly captures the motif of smoke dispersing as Michelle is holding tightly to…
I am unabashedly and hopelessly in love with Fallen Angels.
It is listed it in my Get to Know Me list for a number of reasons. Not the least of which is that I love it more than I should. Most think that it's not Wong Kar-wai's best film...not by a long shot. To some degree I see the merit in their argument, but I can't deny my feelings in concession.
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I love the humour and the silliness which is mixed with blood splattered violence, in Wong Kar Wai's films. No matter how desperate people are, they can always have a laugh. The connectedness that you feel in all his films is that which makes you genuinely know that they are all happening in the same world. Even in two different movies, you feel like all the stories could collide, such as the subtly mentioned canned pineapples in Fallen Angels, which…
Wong Kar Wai sure loves Midnight Express. And nail polishes in pastel colors. However, Takeshi missed his Expired Pineapple-otaku role.
A beautiful study of life in the never ending bees nest we call cities. Love is lost, worn and kills us all in the end.
Wong Kar-wai = Brilliant, Master and Innovative and Exemplary.
Story = Brilliant
Music = Brilliant
Performances = Brilliant
Camera Work = Brilliant
Another masterpiece by Wong Kar-Wai.
Two stories. Love,loss,redemption,living life.
One of the scenes I loved the most was when the guy with long hair comes to the ice cream truck and Ho Chi Moo drags him in and makes him eat all the ice cream he has.
Takeshi Kaneshiro has played his character brilliantly and a character to be remembered.
The last scene of this movie is so lovely that I savoured it.
It's really hard not to love this. The setting, the mood, the colours and the emotional longing all mesh together to deliver one of Asia's most beautiful films.
I really can't find anything wrong with it.
Something clicked. Say hello to the new best Wong Kar-wai film.
Pretty amazing, but I feel that one would have to have seen Chungking Express first in order to "get" the film (whatever that means).
Camerawork is very beautiful, it has the "Wong Kar-wai feel" that I really love- one of the opening scenes (at an underground train station, I think?) was a favourite, and the acting is top-class, with Kaneshiro Takeshi's comedy timing just right.