WKW: The Cinema of Wong Kar Wai


Wong is considered part of the 1980s Second New Wave of Hong Kong filmmakers who take inspiration from the directors of the French New Wave. WKW is known for his elliptically plotted pieces that explore—in lush, cinematic scenes—themes of love, longing, isolation and the burden of memory with melancholy, often misfit characters. His style reveals a fascination with mood and texture over a more straightforward narrative approach; his films feature slow motion action scenes, distorted close-ups, and fight sequences shot from several disoriented angles. A sense of place figures prominently in his films; each has an urban backdrop, with myriad cultural influences, that assumes the importance of a read more

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ISBN:

9780847846177

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

272

Dimensions:

22cm x 30cm

RRP:

$145.00

Publisher:

Rizzoli International

Published:

01 June 2016

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Wong Kar Wai

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John Powers