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Wong Kar-Wai

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Called the leading heir to the great directors of post-WWII Europe and lavished with awards, Wong Kar-wai has redefined perceptions of Hong Kong's film industry. Wong's visual brilliance and emphasis on atmosphere over action have set him apart from peers while earning him an admiring international audience. In the Mood for Love regularly appears on lists of the twenty-first century's greatest films while critics and filmgoers recognize works like Chungking Express and Happy Together as modern classics. 

Peter Brunette describes the ways in which Wong's supremely haunting visual films create a new form of cinema by telling a story with stunning, suggestive visual images and audio tracks ... Read more

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University of Illinois Press United States
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Baltimore, United States
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About Peter Brunette
Peter Brunette was the Reynolds Professor of Film Studies at Wake Forest University. He wrote books on Roberto Rossellini and Michelangelo Antonioni and was the coauthor of Screen/Play: Derrida and Film Theory. He was chief critic for indieWIRE.com and reviewed regularly for the British trade journal, Screen International.

Reviews for Wong Kar-Wai
“An insightful and encompassing look at an important director.”
Film International "Brunette traces the love, longing, and regret on view in all of Wong's films, and he rightly emphasizes their 'graphic expressivity'—that is, the distinctive, visually kinetic approach that continues to be the director's hallmark as he matures."
Booklist "Highly recommended."
Choice "Film scholars and movie buffs alike will surely welcome [Brunette's] stimulating ... Read more

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