1/31/06

Post 2-0-4-6

Saw 2046 yesterday...very interesting movie, can't say that I loved. I do love its predecesor: In the Mood for Love...2046 is slightly more daring and experimental and in general tries to do more...I think director Wong Kar Wei would have been better off sticking with his minimalist style. 2046 takes one of the leads from ITMFL and follows his life post "break-up"...he has become a womanizer living in a hotel (room 2047)...he constantly tries to replace his lost love, but nothing seems to work out...he writes his many flings into a story series he is writing for a newspaper...they appear as androids that the main character falls in love with. Sometimes the movie becomes the story, so it is part sci-fi, which was a bit strange to me. To movie is very beautiful to look at...the cinematographer has a way of framing shots so that what you may think is important is either off the camera or blocked by something and you realize that it wasn't that important after all...why need to see somebody's mouth when they are talking? 2046 is a great effort, but pails in comparison to ITMFL, a movie which it has to be compared to...I need to check out more of these movies though...so artistic and imaginative...

1 comment:

misscontinuo said...

hello new blog friend. i saw 2046 a while ago, too ... it seems like you watch quite a lot of movies. p.s. i'll be auditioning on the 17th , perhaps i'll run into you at JAVAZZZZ