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A night with Wong Kar Wai

10 January 2011

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A night with Wong Kar Wai

Sultry glances are cast across hotel hallways, and a silent taxi ride acts as a forbidden rendezvous. It must be a Wong Kar Wai film.

For the unacquainted, Wong Kar Wai is a Chinese director, renowned for his idiosyncratic working methods and languid, visually sublime films.

“Sometimes people think, “˜Well, why don’t you work with a script?’ I said, “˜The script is only a part of this process. It’s only the foundations. It is only a blueprint.’ If a script is good enough, then you should be a writer, make it into a novel.”

“Cinema has certain qualities, and it’s the image. Sometimes this image has its own breathing or tempo. It has to linger, and will linger because you want to have more. It is very instinctive.”

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