Monday, January 14, 2008

A Chinese "Blade Runner-esq" Film







2046 - Movie directed by Wan Kar Wei, artistic Cinematography by Christopher Doyle and amazing production design by William Chang. This William Chang must be a genius since he also edited this movie too! The movie is about a newspaper writer played by Tony Leung writing a futuristic story about his pass. Again alot of sex but each frame of this movie is absolutely beautiful. It's set between 1962-1969 and some of the framing has mid century cool modern wallpaper and furnishing with gorgeous profiles of incredibly beautiful Chinese women in their Chong Sams. It was literally a parade of Asian decadence with western style. Tony is the Asian "Clark Gable" of this movie, cool and sexy. Ok, it's going to look like I have a crush on Tony Leung but actually I just love the colors of this film. Especially the desaturated blue green tones of their room and clothing. Maybe I'll start wearing a Chong Sam.

2 comments:

Uncle Beefy said...

Holy cow, Dana! If these stills are any indication this looks like a visual feast. I'll be on the lookout for this one.

Yvonne said...

I love the styling and hair in this film, great post..