As World of Wong Kar Wai, the career-spanning retrospective of the Hong Kong auteur, continues its run in our Virtual Cinema, it’s hard not to get lost in the beautiful imagery that put the director on the map. We asked the Film at Lincoln Center community, via Instagram and Twitter, for their favorite shots from a Wong Kar Wai film.
From the rich reds of In the Mood for Love to the vibrant yellows in 2046, colors have no doubt played a vital role in the work of Wong Kar Wai. Capturing the shared themes of love and longing in his work, many shots from Happy Together, Chunking Express, and Fallen Angels made the final list. Thank you to everyone who joined the conversation!
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This shot, and the “Happy Together” train scene at the end pic.twitter.com/CoaQ7bwKHH
— Jim Gerow (@Jim_Gerow) December 18, 2020
— Andrew T (@ohcrapitsandrew) December 17, 2020
Chef salad pic.twitter.com/PFNDIHf5Ei
— Paulos (@phantom_threads) December 17, 2020
— tobias menchies (@itsstanpark) December 17, 2020
Really, all the shots in this scene. Looking forward to seeing the Hong Kong version! pic.twitter.com/iEya4EP5V5
— Rich Starnes (@richstarnes) December 17, 2020
— Egan Ward (@egan_ward) December 17, 2020
mmmm, tough choice…., I choose this one. 2046 (2004) pic.twitter.com/hfyx0YHnTT
— Mauricio Hoyos (@MauricioHoyos4) December 17, 2020
i’m a sucker for clear, double shapes in film.. plus the perspective? yes pic.twitter.com/YGMz6ewafE
— all!son (@allisonn63) December 17, 2020
— Royal Nonesuch (@RNonesuch_OH) December 17, 2020
— Anders_Hultqvist (@pod_hard) December 17, 2020
It has to be this from Fallen Angels. The super short lens completely captures the sense of her alienation from others pic.twitter.com/BPB5pPT2bq
— joe (@FilmsLikes) December 17, 2020
— Blake (@bcampbell23) December 17, 2020
— it (@JakeSmith6) December 17, 2020
— Jonathan Killoran (@JonKilloran) December 17, 2020
Christopher Doyle is a genius, but the compositions Darius Khondji achieved in My Blueberry Nights are really stunning and lush pic.twitter.com/8GNzbwHjId
— Corey Johnson – Art of the Glitch/Too Many Tapes (@gracefulfailure) December 17, 2020
— Alan Lin (@a_lin_lin_) December 17, 2020
Aiming for a scene that hasn’t been posted yet, I think I will go with this framing of lonely Mrs. Chan in the hallway – it’s not as sumptuous or colorful as some of Wong’s most famous shots, but the way the visual architecture works in this film is just unmatched. pic.twitter.com/ZKUJqkTbaL
— Daryll (@DPEsposito) December 18, 2020
— M (@Maagnii) December 18, 2020