Not the "In the Mood for Love"

Lucie 2022-04-19 09:01:43

I watched "In the Mood for Love" three times in total. The first time I wanted to see an extramarital affair between a married man and a married woman, but unfortunately it seemed specious. The second time I watched Maggie Cheung and changed a cheongsam, I was dazzled and very enjoyable. , I watched it for the third time, as if I had an epiphany. In the Mood for Love, what Wong Kar-wai wants to say is a kind of "spirit" - the spirit of the moon.

This is a classic nostalgic film, and nostalgia is Wong Kar-wai's ageless complex. Here, he tells us a story from the 1960s with a cool sadness. Old songs, jazz music, rain lanes, cheongsam, street lamps... Mr. Zhou and Mrs. Chen carefully maintain their relationship, not talking about love or love. He had countless opportunities to get close to her, but the desire was controlled and the pain was forbearing, so nothing happened.

A seemingly extramarital affair story did not fall into the cliché in the end. On the contrary, it was performed so uniquely. He and she revealed each other's secrets and kept secrets from each other. Their emotions are like the bright moon in the blue sky, they can only see each other from a distance, but they cannot be touched. Maybe nothing happened, maybe nothing happened. Contradiction, pain. Whether struggling or lingering, they decided to break up. He picked up the phone: "If there is a boat ticket, will you come with me?" She came to the empty room, stroked the bed he had slept on, and couldn't help muttering to herself: "If there is a boat Tickets, will you take me away?".

It's not that I don't love it, it's just that I don't know whether I should love it or not. I forgot who said it. Once the time of the year, once the spirit of the moon. Each of Maggie Cheung's cheongsam is in line with her mood, melancholy, peaceful, happy, helpless, painful... In the seemingly lively color change, life has quietly changed. The fleeting years are like water, and the youth is lost.

The singing sounded, making people memorable. Yes, there is a kind of love in the world. Things have changed, but the feeling is still there. It's just that no one can go back to the past.

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  • Justice 2022-03-27 09:01:05

    Every time I watch it, I feel better than the last time. It is listed with "Sweet Honey" as a classic Chinese romance in my mind. From art photography editing to performance and dialogue, this kind of feel only belongs to Wong Kar-wai. A generation of masters!" ! PS: The feeling of watching the film on the big screen is too... so cool! !

  • Gerard 2021-11-15 08:01:27

    On the whole, it is too similar to "The Story of A Fei", whether it is the language of the lens, the color matching, or the use of specific images. For example, recurring clocks, minor characters not showing their faces, shots taken from corners and so on. Such movies make the audience feel that they are secretly watching other people's stories, mysterious and full of weird beauty. Wong Kar-wai seldom can express emotions, and the filming of all scenes is extremely calm, which is rather moving.

In the Mood for Love quotes

  • Chow Mo-wan: I have a chapter to finish.

    Su Li-zhen Chan: Where have you got to?

    Chow Mo-wan: The drunken master just showed up.

    Su Li-zhen Chan: When did he get written in?

    Chow Mo-wan: Just now!

  • Receptionist at 'Singapore Daily': [picks up phone] Hello, Singapore Daily.

    [into phone]

    Receptionist at 'Singapore Daily': Hold on.

    [turns to room]

    Receptionist at 'Singapore Daily': Mr. Chow, call for you.

    Chow Mo-wan: [hurriedly arrives to pick up phone] Thanks!

    [into phone]

    Chow Mo-wan: Hello?

    Chow Mo-wan: [into phone] Hello?

    [cuts to Mrs. Chan holding phone, she remains silent]