History Creator / WongKarWai

10th Nov '17 5:40:45 AM Rik-B
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: Who thought [[Film/InTheMoodForLove buying noodles]], [[Film/ChungkingExpress drinking coffee]] or smoking a cigarette could be this beautiful?
5th Nov '17 1:27:58 PM dlchen145
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Wong Kar-wai (王家衛) is a UsefulNotes/HongKong filmmaker.

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Wong Kar-wai (王家衛) (王家衛, born 17 July 1958) is a UsefulNotes/HongKong filmmaker.
1st Oct '17 3:05:19 PM Temmere
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* ''The Hire'' (2001 BMW promotional series; segment "The Follow")


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* ''Eros'' (2004 anthology; segment "The Hand")
12th Jul '17 11:00:00 AM Rik-B
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* HeartbreakAndIceCream: A very prominent motive in a lot of his movies, but the kind of food is very different. The most prominent examples are ananas in Film/ChungkingExpress and the blueberry pie in Film/MyBlueberryNights.
5th Feb '17 11:58:15 AM tenryufan
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* ProductionPosse: Tony Leung and Cinematographer Christopher Doyle are the usual suspects.



* TroubledProduction: ''In the Mood For Love'' and ''2046'' most of all.
20th Feb '15 11:56:00 AM Morgenthaler
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After creating Jet Tone, his own independent production company, he started working on personal projects, such as ''Ashes of Time'', a deconstruction of the {{Wuxia}} genre, and ''FallenAngels'', a neo-FilmNoir. But his most successful movie of the period, which ironically was only intended as a semi-improvised filler project, was ''ChungkingExpress''--a film that earned such gushing praise from Creator/QuentinTarantino that he founded his own distribution company just to release it in the US.

Wong got further international recognition with his next film ''Happy Together'' (with Creator/LeslieCheung and Creator/TonyLeung in the lead roles playing lovers), which earned him an award for best director at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival; unlike all his previous movies, this one was shot in a foreign location, namely Buenos Aires. He finally got both critical and commercial success in 2000 with ''InTheMoodForLove'', an elegiac and understated love story set in the Hong Kong of the early 1960s.

His following film, ''2046'', a sequel of sorts to ''InTheMoodForLove'' (which was itself a sequel of sorts to ''Days of Being Wild''), was several years in the making, and was finally released in 2004 (a running joke among the crew was that the film would only be finished in time for year 2046). It's partially set in the year 2046 because that is the last year before HongKong's period of self-rule ends and, in 2047, the Chinese government begins to run it just like it runs the rest of the country. In 2007 he directed ''My Blueberry Nights'', his first English-language film, starring Norah Jones, and in 2012 ''Film/TheGrandmaster'', a biopic of martial arts master Ip Man.

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After creating Jet Tone, his own independent production company, he started working on personal projects, such as ''Ashes of Time'', a deconstruction of the {{Wuxia}} genre, and ''FallenAngels'', a neo-FilmNoir. But his most successful movie of the period, which ironically was only intended as a semi-improvised filler project, was ''ChungkingExpress''--a ''Film/ChungkingExpress''--a film that earned such gushing praise from Creator/QuentinTarantino that he founded his own distribution company just to release it in the US.

Wong got further international recognition with his next film ''Happy Together'' (with Creator/LeslieCheung and Creator/TonyLeung in the lead roles playing lovers), which earned him an award for best director at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival; unlike all his previous movies, this one was shot in a foreign location, namely Buenos Aires. He finally got both critical and commercial success in 2000 with ''InTheMoodForLove'', ''Film/InTheMoodForLove'', an elegiac and understated love story set in the Hong Kong of the early 1960s.

His following film, ''2046'', a sequel of sorts to ''InTheMoodForLove'' ''Film/InTheMoodForLove'' (which was itself a sequel of sorts to ''Days of Being Wild''), was several years in the making, and was finally released in 2004 (a running joke among the crew was that the film would only be finished in time for year 2046). It's partially set in the year 2046 because that is the last year before HongKong's period of self-rule ends and, in 2047, the Chinese government begins to run it just like it runs the rest of the country. In 2007 he directed ''My Blueberry Nights'', his first English-language film, starring Norah Jones, and in 2012 ''Film/TheGrandmaster'', a biopic of martial arts master Ip Man.
16th Jan '15 2:16:13 PM MarkLungo
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Born in Shanghai in 1958, he moved to Hong Kong with his mother as a child. Separated from his father, prevented from leaving China and speaking Mandarin rather than the local Cantonese dialect, he grew up with [[MiseryBuildsCharacter a feeling of exile and alienation]], both themes that he explores in his oeuvre.

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Born in Shanghai UsefulNotes/{{Shanghai}} in 1958, he moved to Hong Kong with his mother as a child. Separated from his father, prevented from leaving China and speaking Mandarin rather than the local Cantonese dialect, he grew up with [[MiseryBuildsCharacter a feeling of exile and alienation]], both themes that he explores in his oeuvre.
9th Jan '15 3:52:26 PM karatemanchan37
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* ''2048'' (2004)

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* ''2048'' ''2046'' (2004)
30th Nov '14 1:21:32 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Wong got further international recognition with his next film ''Happy Together'' (with Creator/LeslieCheung and TonyLeung in the lead roles playing lovers), which earned him an award for best director at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival; unlike all his previous movies, this one was shot in a foreign location, namely Buenos Aires. He finally got both critical and commercial success in 2000 with ''InTheMoodForLove'', an elegiac and understated love story set in the Hong Kong of the early 1960s.

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Wong got further international recognition with his next film ''Happy Together'' (with Creator/LeslieCheung and TonyLeung Creator/TonyLeung in the lead roles playing lovers), which earned him an award for best director at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival; unlike all his previous movies, this one was shot in a foreign location, namely Buenos Aires. He finally got both critical and commercial success in 2000 with ''InTheMoodForLove'', an elegiac and understated love story set in the Hong Kong of the early 1960s.
25th Nov '14 3:16:35 PM MarkLungo
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Wong Kar-wai (王家衛) is a HongKong filmmaker.

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Wong Kar-wai (王家衛) is a HongKong UsefulNotes/HongKong filmmaker.



He graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic College in graphic design in 1980, enrolled in the Production Training Course organized by Hong Kong Television Broadcasts Limited and became a television screenwriter. After a stint at Cinema City, he struck out as a freelance screenwriter, and directed his first movie, ''As Tears Go By'', in 1988. It belonged to the urban thriller genre which JohnWoo was in the process of reviving, and also took inspiration from Creator/MartinScorsese's ''Film/MeanStreets''.

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He graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic College in graphic design in 1980, enrolled in the Production Training Course organized by Hong Kong Television Broadcasts Limited and became a television screenwriter. After a stint at Cinema City, he struck out as a freelance screenwriter, and directed his first movie, ''As Tears Go By'', in 1988. It belonged to the urban thriller genre which JohnWoo Creator/JohnWoo was in the process of reviving, and also took inspiration from Creator/MartinScorsese's ''Film/MeanStreets''.



Wong got further international recognition with his next film ''Happy Together'' (with LeslieCheung and TonyLeung in the lead roles playing lovers), which earned him an award for best director at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival; unlike all his previous movies, this one was shot in a foreign location, namely Buenos Aires. He finally got both critical and commercial success in 2000 with ''InTheMoodForLove'', an elegiac and understated love story set in the Hong Kong of the early 1960s.

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Wong got further international recognition with his next film ''Happy Together'' (with LeslieCheung Creator/LeslieCheung and TonyLeung in the lead roles playing lovers), which earned him an award for best director at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival; unlike all his previous movies, this one was shot in a foreign location, namely Buenos Aires. He finally got both critical and commercial success in 2000 with ''InTheMoodForLove'', an elegiac and understated love story set in the Hong Kong of the early 1960s.
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