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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Wong Kar -Wai By: Richar d Russell Biogr aphy *Born in Shanghai, 1958 *Traveled to Hong Kong with Parents, age 5. *Father: Ex-Sailor/Nightclub Manager at Chungking Mansions *Mother: Housewife *Left behind an older brother and sister, would not reunite until 1974 due to Cultural Revolution Biogr aphy * Read great American & European Literature; Tolstoy, Balzac, Dostoyevsky Wong and mother spent much time escaping to the cinema Wong especially admires; Bertolucci, Godard, Bresson, Antonioni, and Ozu Wongs films feeling of loss and separation are many ways autobiographical of his childhood Biogr aphy *Wong studied Graphic Design at Polytechnic, graduating in 1980 Went on to work as Scriptwriter (1980s) for Serials at H.K. Television Station TVB & Cinema City Productions Only Credited for 10 Scripts, claims to have written over 50 in total Worked closely with Kam Kwok-Leong and Patrick Biogr aphy Long time friend/associate Jeff Lau introduced him to Alan Tang Tang invited Wong to be partner of In-Gear Productions With In-Gear & financing from Tang, Wong directed first film: As Tears Go By (1988) Winner: 10 Hong Kong Film Awards Lau continues to support Wong today Biogr aphy Filmed Days of Being Wild (1990) Winner: 5 Hong Kong Film Awards One of Wongs most expensive projects A box-office failure & International/Artistic Success The artistic success of Days was the...
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