Chunking Express - Wong Kar Wais Chungking Express Wong Kar...

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Wong Kar Wai’s Chungking Express 17:28 Wong Kar Wai’s third film (comparable to Faulkner’s novel) Montage —meaning emerges through juxtaposition Combination of shots o Shows the presence of the elements and the gaps between the elements Combination of narrative threads Combination of perspectives points of views Narratively speaking, we can see that there are two different stories in the movie Cop 223 o Undercover cop; 24/25 years o In love with May, who dumped him weeks ago o Story intertwined with blonde-wigged druggy woman Cop 633 o Uniformed cop; older o In love with flight attendant o Story intertwined with Faye Everyone has an identity (symbol of the ‘uniform’); they want to be something/somebody different The film plays with doubles/parallels
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Dominant song S unglasses o On both women who serve on the object of desire Heartbreak o Reluctance to get over heartbreak Sardines Both men are police officers o One uniformed, one undercover
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course IAH 207 taught by Professor Johns during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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