films: in the mood for love/chunking express

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Chungking Express (1994) – Wong Kar Wai

  • most striking cinematography style: slow motion blurred tracking shots moving through backdrop of Hong Kong locations
  • stunning neon colours, captures the vibrant energy that I view my city as through my eyes
  • matter of fact, fragments in time way of storytelling, feels very real and ‘slice of life’, very refreshing and perfect way to capture the contrasts of a HK lifestyle

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In the Mood for Love (2000) Wong Kar Wai

  • unusually vibrant colours used to depict ‘period’ setting of film, refreshing compared to muted colours commonly used
  • slice-of-life storytelling of forbidden love, subtle in how the protagonists never fully express their feelings for each other, are ships in the night connected at this one point in their lives

–> animation inspiration: bold colours, slice-of-life style of storytelling