1 year ago
In our last view of the Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia’s character in Chungking Express, Wong Kar-wai presents a jerky slow-motion shot of her leaving the crime scene and dodging out of the frame. It freezes on her, at a moment that yields a perversely unreadable image.
A shot of this frame would have been mud in the black-and-white pages of the book and probably not much better in the color pdf. I couldn’t imagine catching the faint reddish glint of the woman’s sunglasses.
This still comes from a 35mm print of the movie, and it is, of course, a lot more poetic than my snapshots, partly because it teases you about what’s in the frame. (via David Bordwell)

In our last view of the Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia’s character in Chungking Express, Wong Kar-wai presents a jerky slow-motion shot of her leaving the crime scene and dodging out of the frame. It freezes on her, at a moment that yields a perversely unreadable image.

A shot of this frame would have been mud in the black-and-white pages of the book and probably not much better in the color pdf. I couldn’t imagine catching the faint reddish glint of the woman’s sunglasses.

This still comes from a 35mm print of the movie, and it is, of course, a lot more poetic than my snapshots, partly because it teases you about what’s in the frame. (via David Bordwell)

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    well you know what we’re like. controlling the universe right now it seems. and ey ‘no good asian actors’ Brigitte Lin!...
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    this film keeps appearing on my dashboard, not sure if it’s only me noticing it now or merely a coincidence
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