Monday, 5 December 2011

There can be no regrets

A little story inspired by Wong Kar-Wai's style. Again. One of my best movie-going experiences was when I went to see Wong Kar-Wai's Fallen Angels (Duo luo tian shi, 1995) with my brother. It was a small cinema with few theaters. The one airing Fallen Angels was biggest in the said cinema, which wasn't much. It was like a living room with few rows of benches and a small screen. I think modern flat screen tellies are bigger than the screen was! But hey, that's how foreign films were treated, in little specialized cinemas but even that was better than nowadays, only big multiplexes with box-office crap. Sigh. Watching Fallen Angels in that little space was an intense, unforgettable experience.

1 comment:

NePaul Wilson said...

These are fantastic. A lot of raw emotion displayed, especially in the third piece. I think your use of space in the background with such rough and chaotic brush movements really help lend the intense nature of the piece. I couldn't help but notice you chose such an interesting color choice though. Normally you see a lot of reds and yellows, maybe even some blacks related to these types of illustrations, but you chose such strong and bright colors. It works really well and helps depict a more destructive beauty to the whole piece.