New York: Rizzoli, 2016.
Call No: 81WON POW; FOLIO
Author: Kar Wai, Wong; Powers, John
Place: New York
PhysDes: 303 pages : illustrations (colour), portraits ; 32 cm
Subject: WONG KAR-WAI; HONG KONG CINEMA; LEUNG, TONY; CHEUNG, LESLIE; CHEUNG, MAGGIE; IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (HK, Wong Kar-Wai, 2000); FA YEUNG NIN WA [IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE] (HK, Wong Kar-Wai, 2000); AS TEARS GO BY (HK, Wong Kar-Wai, 1989); WONG GOK KA MOON (HK, Wong Kar-Wai, 1988); DAYS OF BEING WILD [AH FEI ZHENG ZHUANG] (HK, Wong Kar-Wei, 1991); AH FEI ZHENG ZHUANG (HK, Wong Kar-Wei, 1991); CHUNGKING EXPRESS (HK, Wong Kar-Wai, 1994); CHUNGKING EXPRESS [CHONGQING SENLIN] (HK, Wong Kar-Wai, 1994); ASHES OF TIME [DUNG CHE SAI DUK] (HK, Wong Kar-Wai, 1994); DUNG CHE SAI DUK (HK, Wong Kar-Wai, 1994); HAPPY TOGETHER (HK, Wong Kar-Wai, 1997); HAPPY TOGETHER [CHUNGUANG ZHAXIE] (HK, Wong Kar-Wai, 1997); 2046 (HK, Wong Kar-Wai, 2004); FALLEN ANGELS [DUOLUO TIANSHI] (HK, Wong Kar-Wai, 1995); DUOLUO TIANSHI (HK, Wong Kar-Wai, 1995); GRANDMASTER, THE (HK/C , Wong Kar Wai, 2013); GRANDMASTER, THE [YI DAI ZONG SHI] (HK/C , Wong Kar Wai, 2013); MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS (HK/C/FR, Kar Wai Wong, 2007); LOST IN TRANSLATION (US, Sofia Coppola, 2003)
Summary: "The long-awaited retrospective from the internationally renowned film director celebrated for his visually lush and atmospheric films. Wong Kar Wai is known for his romantic and stylish films that explore—in saturated, cinematic scenes—themes of love, longing, and the burden of memory. His style reveals a fascination with mood and texture, and a sense of place figures prominently. In this volume, the first on his entire body of work, Wong Kar Wai and writer John Powers explore Wong’s complete oeuvre in the locations of some of his most famous scenes. The book is structured as six conversations between Powers and Wong (each in a different locale), including the restaurant where he shot In the Mood for Love and the snack bar where he shot Chungking Express. Discussing each of Wong’s eleven films, the conversations also explore Wong’s trademark themes of time, nostalgia, and beauty, and their roots in his personal life. This first book by Wong Kar Wai, lavishly illustrated with more than 250 photographs and film stills and featuring an opening critical essay by Powers, WKW: The Cinema of Wong Kar Wei is as evocative as walking into one of Wong’s lush films." [Publisher's website]
Contents: Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps / 37 views of Wong Kar Wai -- Six conversations -- Conversation one : Amarcord -- Conversation two : not Hitchcock -- Conversation three : Hong Kong nocturne -- Conversation four : Perfidia -- Conversation five : Pan-American highway -- Conversation six : North, South, East and West -- Captions -- Timeline -- Acknowledgments