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  In the Mood for Love: triple j film reviews
In The Mood For Love is sure to go down as one of the great silver screen love affairs of all time.
There is no doubt that In the Mood for Love film is a beautiful and evocative visual treat, with its artful use of colour.
To coin a well-worn phrase, In the Mood for Love, to me, is a classic case of style over substance.
www.abc.net.au /triplej/review/film/s278015.htm   (562 words)

  cityonfire.com | In The Mood For Love
It's obvious that they are in love, but due to trying to keep their gossiping land-lady happy, and due to trying to do the 'right' thing, they can do nothing about it.
Loving someone and not being able to act on it is one of the painful parts growing up.
Unrequited love is evident in nearly all of Wong's films, whether they be one sided infatuations, as in such works as "Days of Being Wild" and "Fallen Angels", or felt by two parties, as in "In The Mood For Love".
www.cityonfire.com /hkfilms/ij/inthemoodforlove.html   (1868 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on In the Mood for Love at Epinions.com
And this was a prudent decision on her part, for "Mood" is an exceptional film, with a superb cast; no one could have done it any better, and Leung and Cheung really enhanced the film as a whole.
"Mood" is a first for Wong, in the sense that it is a very classic-styled movie, evoking the romanticism of another day and age; in his other films, Wong has favored faster, hand-held cameras, and MTV-style techniques.
But "Mood" is characteristic of Wong's other works in that it deals with other similar issues; Wong seems especially interested with the elements of fate, of the leads coming close together but saying or doing the wrong things.
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 I'm in the Mood for Love
Frances Langford introduced and recorded I'm in the Mood for Love, but the performer who had a big hit with it was Little Jack Little and his orchestra.
Percussion and violin are to the fore, and the mood is dreamy.
I'm in the Mood for Love was the inspiration for another song, a jazz standard.
www.dorothyfields.co.uk /song_moodforlove.htm   (642 words)

 In the Mood for Love Movie Review by Anthony Leong from MediaCircus.net
Noticeably absent from "In the Mood for Love" is the director's penchant for using eloquently-verbose voice-overs, as Wong opts to tell his story in a more straightforward manner.
Though "In the Mood for Love" is not scheduled for its limited North American theatrical release until February 2001, Wong Kar-wai fans can get their fix from the imported DVD and VCD that have been available in Chinese music and bookstores since last month.
In the final analysis, "In the Mood for Love" probably will not change the mind of those moviegoers who consider Wong's films confusing and esoteric exercises, as it is yet another one of his trademark 'meditations on loss'.
www.mediacircus.net /inthemoodforlove.html   (1420 words)

 [KFCC] In The Mood for Love Review
Whereas most films dealing with the subject of love and romance focus on two lovers having an affair and finding perfection in their bond, "In the Mood for Love" concentrates on the rejected and cheated on.
Usually, the previous loves are always stereotyped with extreme imperfection in order to rationalize the adulterous acts of the lead, but Kar-Wai gives us a more interesting and complex look at characters that have a heart, who hurt and who do feel pain when discovering the people they have loved have loved another.
What amazes me the most about "In the Mood for Love" is that Kar-Wai decides to give some integrity and honesty to its characters in the face of emotional treachery.
www.kfccinema.com /reviews/drama/moodforlove/moodforlove.html   (1164 words)

 Wong Kar-wai
In the Mood for Love is a subtly intoxicating and hypnotic film on love and longing, fate and destiny, connection, and isolation.
Now preferring to be called Mimi, she seems indifferent to their reunion, unable to recall any of Mo-wan's referential anecdotes until he notes that their brief moment of connection occurred over the memory of her former lover, a Chinese Filipino who had died young, and from whose death she has never emotionally recovered.
It is a momentary reference to the ill-fated love affair between Mimi (also played by Lau) and Yuddy (Leslie Cheung) in Wong's second feature, Days of Being Wild (in which Leung briefly - and inexplicably - appears in an unexplored vignette).
www.filmref.com /directors/dirpages/wong.html   (1329 words)

 In the Mood for Love (2001): Reviews
A love story told from the point of impact, at the heart, and no conventional resolution could be more profound.
In the Mood for Love has novelty value, I suppose, and plenty of pretty camera moves, but it's not really a movie you can warm to.
Still, In the Mood for Love is one of the most hauntingly romantic movies I have ever seen.
www.metacritic.com /video/titles/inthemoodforlove   (1138 words)

 In the Mood for Love   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It may dawn on you while watching In the Mood for Love to consider its title, drawn from a song that never appears in the film.
You’d naturally assume "love" to be the key word, as it nearly always is. But the title’s other noun is equally important; the film could just as easily be called Of the Love for Mood.
It may be most useful to a film like Mood that both Leung and Cheung are heart-stoppingly beautiful — especially Cheung in her form-fitting high-necked dresses, which appropriately enough suggest both sex and the suppression thereof.
citypaper.net /movies/i/inthemoodforlove.shtml   (758 words)

 Wong Kar-Wai: In the Mood for Love: BOXOFFICE Sneak Preview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Though still highly stylized, "In the Mood for Love" marks a radical departure from the flash and sizzle of Wong's previous efforts, instead emphasizing subtle colors, artful compositions and unobtrusive camerawork.
A simple, minimalistic love story set in 1962 Hong Kong, the film stars Leung and the ever popular Maggie Cheung as neighbors and young professionals who find themselves falling in love after they uncover an affair between their respective spouses.
Though he concedes to a spiritual linkage between the two films, Wong denies that "In the Mood for Love" is intended to serve as a sequel.
www.boxoff.com /issues/dec00/inthemood.html   (1332 words)

 Images - In the Mood for Love
Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung in In the Mood for Love.
In the Mood for Love creates eroticism from the smallest details, magnifying them, contemplating them, before allowing them to be slowly re-absorbed into the humid, redolent air that surrounds them always.
As the movie settles in, those shots become more meditative, stretched out and slowed down, and are set to the insinuating violins of a Spanish love song that suffuses the already rich atmosphere with a kind of Latin moodiness (the film was shot in the Portuguese colony of Macau).
www.imagesjournal.com /issue10/reviews/inthemood/text.htm   (915 words)

 In the Mood for Love
Sitting in the darkness of the theater as this not unfamiliar tale of man and woman unravels, one cannot help but revel in the power of color and shadow, sound and silence; one cannot help be moved by the strategies of angle and lighting, costume and composition, movement and stillness.
Though it opens and closes with the starkness of words on a page, or in part because it does, In the Mood for Love focuses the viewer on that which is not said, not sayable.
More mood than action, Wong Kar-Wai's latest story is a simple one: a man and a woman, both effectively abandoned by their mates, meet and live their lives in temporary tandem within the strongholds of a tradition we are given to sense rather than study.
www.cinescene.com /shari/inthemood.htm   (1163 words)

 In The Mood For Love
The masterful cinematography and art direction, befits a love story, it is a tender work with subtle technique: sexy without being openly sexual, eloquent without being obvious, beautiful without being overpowering, and dream-like without ever leaving the realm of possibility.
The "In The Mood For Love" couple's behavior is not so obviously comic, but is decidedly odd.
With "In The Mood For Love" (or "Fa Yeung Nin Wa") Kar-wai tells a personal story within the historic migration which had reverberations throughout Hong Kong society, including the development of a powerful, world-addressing film industry.
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 In the Mood for Love   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
From the old film stock, to the fashions, to the story that creates a sense of both the loneliness and loss of privacy that any large city can give to a person, especially when they are on their own.
This gives In the Mood for Love a romantic sense that many other so-called romances (from all over the world, but especially Hollywood) miss.
Love is oftentimes not about being with someone, but being without someone -- to never be able to touch them, to never be able to consummate the relationship.
www.hkfilm.net /moodlove.htm   (360 words)

 In the Mood for Love
Diane says: IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, directed by Wong Kar-Wai, is the story of two Hong Kong neighbors who seek solace in each other because their spouses are absent.
I loved the look of this movie: lots of deep colors, most of the shots are in very cramped spaces, many shots take a character's torso as their unusual starting point.
I loved the way it was shot in tight spaces to show you just how crowded their apartments were.
www.chlotrudis.org /movies/reviews/2001/mood.html   (843 words)

 In the Mood for Love   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
After two viewings of IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, I remain uncertain as to whether this approach is all that narratively effective and emotionally engaging.
With In the Mood for Love Wong Kar-wai once again challenges the viewer, but in a very different manner than in his previous films.
Everything from their clothes — Maggie’s lovely cheongsams to Tony’s tight suits and narrow ties — to a number of their outdoor moments of privacy being filmed through ever-present steel bars — to a constant sense of claustrophobia - symbolizes the moral and societal restrictions that surround them.
www.brns.com /pages4/wkwai8.html   (1418 words)

 Hong Kong Digital #128a: In The Mood For Love
As befitting a love story that is never consummated in the traditional sense, MOOD emerges the director's most tender and restrained work to date.
IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (which was also awarded the Grand Prix de la Technique prize at Cannes) was started by Christopher Doyle but, as the shoot dragged on and on, he had to leave because of other commitments and was replaced by celebrated Taiwanese DP, Mark Li Ping-bing (EIGHTEEN SPRINGS, FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI).
"@In the Mood for Love" (51m 6s) is an absorbing look at the origins of the project, which began as "Summer In Beijing" with a more overtly erotic tone and went, in time-honored Wong Kar-wai fashion, through several evolutions.
www.dighkmovies.com /v2/128/128a.html   (1495 words)

 :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews :: In The Mood For Love (xhtml)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
They are in the mood for love, but not in the time and place for it.
There is room for speculation, because whole continents of emotions go unexplored in Wong Kar-wai's "In the Mood for Love," a lush story of unrequited love that looks the way its songs sound.
Many of them are by Nat King Cole, but the instrumental "Green Eyes," suggesting jealousy, is playing when they figure out why her husband and his wife always seem to be away at the same times.
rogerebert.suntimes.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20010216/REVIEWS/102160303/1023   (690 words)

 Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love
It lives up to its English title as a veritable mood piece, and is essentially made up of rather passive and variable substances: the characters and their interchange of feelings that are nothing more than fleeting moments of time.
What Wong Kar-wai does for an hour and a half is to butter up his audience for two or three levels of mood play: a mood for love, to begin with; but even more substantially, a mood for nostalgia, and a mood for melodrama.
In the Mood for Love is a virtual cheongsam show, for example, and who among the Chinese of the baby-boom generation could fail to be moved by the allusive and sensual properties of the body-hugging cheongsam (or qipao in Mandarin)?
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/01/13/mood.html   (2024 words)

 GreenCine | product main - In the Mood for Love (Criterion Collection) (2000)
In the Mood for Love, which was screened in competition at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, barely made it to the fest's final slot; Wong Kar-wai was reportedly shooting scenes in Cambodia a week prior to the festival.
Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood for Love is an intensely romantic, if elegiac, chamber piece that reaches inside the souls of its main characters and gives us a glimpse of what might be.
In the Mood for Love is the opposite, style-wise: slow, ponderous, and patient.
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 Once more, the emperor's new clothes In the Mood for Love, written and directed by Wong Kar-wai
In the Mood for Love, by Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai, is a poor film, in my opinion.
Determined at all costs to be on the “cutting edge,” which simply means today demonstrating a feeling for style—or, more properly, stylishness—the critics are by and large incapable of distinguishing between a serious investigation of social life and mere imposture.
The notion that love and desire can be treated in an insightful fashion apart from historical and social analysis is a fallacy to which many of our contemporary artists have succumbed, and is in part responsible for the large number of tedious works on movie screens, stages and bookstore shelves.
www.wsws.org /articles/2001/mar2001/mood-m20.shtml   (1451 words)

 JFS In The Mood For Love   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Love affairs rarely play out as lushly and intensely as this, Wong Kar-wai's masterpiece, which is arguably one of the most stunning films ever made.
Their relationship may have taken three years to craft - a long shoot by any standards - but that slow burn happily results for the audience in one of the most tortuously beguiling relationships in the history of cinema.
Director Wong Kar-wai found the eventual English title whilst listening to a song on a Brian Ferry CD with a similar title, 'I'm in the mood for love.' It is a cover of a 1930s song with the same title.
www.mnlg.com /jfs/archive_R/05_inthem.html   (497 words)

 Review: In the Mood For Love   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It is a feeling that almost everyone has been touched by, whether through the sting of unrequited love or the pinch of emotions that can not be expressed.
The effectiveness of their work is such that we never doubt for a moment that these two are deeply in love, but we also recognize that, even if the characters see their feelings mirrored in the other's features, they will never act upon them.
In the Mood for Love is a powerful study of longing that uses innovative camera techniques, evocative music (mournful violins), and strong performances to bathe the audience in the mood of the characters -- one of poignant yearning for something that both desire but which neither can find the courage to express.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/i/in_mood.html   (593 words)

 Jigsaw Lounge - In The Mood For Love
You may find In the Mood For Love a stunning, poetic, transcendent experience - if you can keep your eyes open.
It's a tentative romance between a pair of neighbours (Leung, Cheung) who find out their spouses are conducting (separate) affairs, and drift together, ever so slowly.
Perhaps the title is the clue - you have to be in the mood for In the Mood For Love.
www.jigsawlounge.co.uk /film/inthemoodforlove.html   (273 words)

 In the Mood for Love   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE centers around Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Leung) and Su Li-Zhen (Maggie Cheung), neighbors living in a crowded apartment building in 1962 Hong Kong.
He was serving as propmaster on IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE when Wong decided that Siu had the perfect 1960s look.
Wong actually shot a love scene between the two main characters but never intended it to be shown in the film; he shot it to affect the relationship between them.
www.videoflicks.com /titles/1104/1104325.htm   (1388 words)

 OFFOFFOFF film review IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE Hong Kong movie by Wong Kar-wai with Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Wong Kar-Wai's "In the Mood for Love" is no Hong Kong action pic — it's an anti-romance that puts a man and woman together and dares them to fall in love.
When film and fate throw a man and a woman together, say, as next-door neighbors in a cramped apartment cluster, and the camera obsessively watches them brush past each other and mutter self-conscious hellos, well, you just know they'll be in each other's arms by the last reel.
The jilted pair are drawn together, first approaching the topic of the vanished spouses gingerly, then gradually becoming closer until it is obvious that they are on the verge of falling in love.
www.offoffoff.com /film/2001/inthemood.php3   (410 words)

 filmcritic.com Movie Review: In the Mood for Love
For the rest of Love, these two “almost lovers” sit across tables staring meaningfully at one another, make aching phone calls, walk each other home through the rain, contemplate grilling their significant other for information.
I suspect that those who supported his work in the past will be shifting in their seats alongside the mainstream viewers.
While the pall In the Mood for Love casts is not easily shaken, it makes for substantially difficult viewing.
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