Tuesday, October 17, 2006
In the Mood for Cheongsam
Last night Sarah and I watched In the Mood for Love with less than twenty viewers at the UP Film Center. I remember watching this film for the first time in 2001 in my ex's house in Iligan. I did not really appreciate it then because I was watching it in the computer.
Wong Kar Wai, the director, must've carefully studied the scenes that each of them look like paintings, exploding with deep, brooding colors. The lamps are strategically placed to highlight and hide. Walls are splashed with bold prints to bring the scenes to life. Framing is maximixed to heighten the imprisonment of the characters.
That Maggie Cheung is sexy. Sarah and I were gushing over her impeccable cheongsams (46 in all according to IMDB) and hair (that takes five hours each day to prepare, again, according to IMDB). The cheongsams are a delight! It seemed that it was the fourth character in the film. Note to self: find a pretty cheongsam pronto!