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03:09 min | 2 weeks ago

"chungking" Discussed on /Film Daily

"In case we mentioned your email on the air. Don't forget to rate and review the podcast on apple podcasts. Tell your friends spread the word. Thank you all for listening and we will talk to you next time. Hey ben yes april fool's day yes it is so this is normally when an open up the book of his offense in front or by louis safety. But it's mostly. I can't do that. I got the opposite. What on earth does the opposite. That is going the internet in search for nicest thing to say to people go to mandela. Jen's dot com slash. Compliments wow an intelligence and diligence article The byline by jasper jasper. We all know him. Hey ben i bet you make babies smile. You're recognizing the positivity that shines out of this person. Okay thank you. You have impeccable manners. Good manners of the ultimate form of courtesy consideration of others all right. Thank you jasper bread. Your perspective is refreshing. This is a powerful information for a person who is brave enough to share their ideas. Either they might be unpopular at first. Yes sounds like my views. You should be proud of yourself. You're letting your loved. One noah their complement is more ben. You're more than you realize. This is a great one to reassure our friends. They are appreciated even beyond what they are aware of that second part like in parentheses like to the compliment giver like. Hey here's a little bit. You give it along with the compliments. They know why. It's a good complement okay. You've got all the right moves. This is a great all around. Affirmation can cover anything from steps taken in procedure. Dance steps all right brad. You're even more beautiful on the inside than you are on the outside during a time when many fear being seen only four on the surface it especially valuable to let others know the perceived what may unspoken unseen by others. Finally h t. We not afraid to be yourself Is when you're most incredible. It helps that we all encourage each other to be honest authentic selves fear insecurity can cloud endeavor and when we all benefit from affirmative each other. That we are enough april. If you were a box of crayons giant name-brand. The bill sharpener. Try on some metaphorical humor to express your words of triumphant medical humor. Smith medical tryon's metaphorical humor to express your kaufman and produced a smile. I like this. This is very positive i i. This is like one hundred of these thirty two of them. Eighty two best awesome. Compliments is the name of the article odd number of dot com. Slash compliments jasper..

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"chungking" Discussed on /Film Daily

/Film Daily

05:41 min | 2 weeks ago

"chungking" Discussed on /Film Daily

"Me by your name. Very sweet very lovely. I'm excited to see our goes to farm actually really excited about this movie More so than i thought. I was intrigued by at first. But after seeing the footage and seeing some of the stuff in the early press day stuff. I'm actually more excited than i was before. So mix that make of that. What you will and then so. let's see. this is one of those movies that was really out this going directly to disney plus right like for free without the mirror access which is a real shame because they obviously put a lot of work into this movie. I can't go into the details of what they evolve that works so far. But it's it's a one of the more unique looking pixar films i think and it's a real shame that will be shown in theaters or even getting given the premier access pay bump all right. Well that comes to disney on june eighteenth. So add that here watchlists now. Actually what else have you been watching. I've been on a tony lung streak. Apparently because i decided to watch infernal affairs for the first time. I saw that the streaming on paramount plus. I wash it through the amazons of add on thing and I'd always been meaning to watch this. This is the movie Directed by andrew lau stars. Tony leung and andy lau. It came out in two thousand and two. It's the first in a trilogy of movies. The infernal affairs trilogy. And it's the basis for the martin scorsese oscar nominate Oscar winning oscar winning best picture. Best director oscar. Winning movie the departed. And i don't know what the temperature is. On infernal affairs versus the departed whether everyone here has seen both films but i liked infernal affairs. Better than the departed. I actually have not seen infernal. Actually i really really liked it. And i'm familiar with all the beats of the depart. It's not one. My favorite scorsese movies. To be honest. i liked it. It's a great film scores. He's not going to knock a master. But i just found myself more emotionally connected to infernal affairs. Like all the beats. All of the the thrills and edgy throws just kind of was able to grip me more in infernal fares. And i think it's a combination of sort of that the sentiment the sort of melodrama that comes with especially a lot of these hong kong. She's it has. It's pretty sentimental. The end of the movie Over the credits. The to lead singer Duet that's an indication prelic. They really value emotion and can be that kind of emotion can be overwrought for some western viewers. But i really enjoyed that way. do they. cause in the part everyone dies. Are they singing. Even they're dead in this. The actress singing. Oh i thought you meant like the characters with like bud holes in their heads sort of stinging. No nobody yet. The actor singer do at. But i i really liked it and i think it also has the benefit of having so angie lau plays the counterpart for matt damon's character and he is just miles and miles away. Better than matt damon's performance in that role. I found. I feel like matt damon when he was cast in. The departed was sort of on the cusp of figuring out who he was as a leading man he didn't really have a handle. On what kind of charisma of brand he was as a leading actor and thus he kinda gets overshadowed by the rest of the cast. Who was just so great like jack. Nicholson leonardo di caprio. Everyone is just acting their socks off. and matt damon is just of getting a little overshadow. He feels kind of like a flat character. Because of that Andy lau who plays that sort of mole within the police force Does so much more that you feel like he is a turmoil character. New see lot more of what he struggling with. How kind kinda feel some sort of empathy for him but at the same time. Don't trust him and he's great so lung always fantastic. I talked about his face earlier. Here he plays a man who's dislike unraveling at the edges. And you're frightened for health if you stays in this situation any longer if you will just like die from the stress. He's great all the for. The supporting actors are great I highly recommend infernal affairs. If you have seen the departed and if you love it. And i want to see where you fall in that line. Anyone else have any say. On infernal fares versus the departed. Haven't seen infernal affairs at. I'm excited to check it out especially after this recommendation. All right so next. Last i watched the nineteen fifty father of the bride Which i have seen the martin version. I enjoyed it way back when i first saw it. And it's the nineteen fifty hundred bright stars. Spencer tracy has elizabeth taylor. And there's a lot of fun. Spencer tracy in in particular is really really fun to watch. He's just got. I don't know that charisma that charm he feels like that that father who just like complete beleaguered and losing it and he plays that role so well that is just even as the film is very much product of its time and feels a little antiquated in a lot of ways watching spencer. Tracy play this father whose daughter's getting married and everything is going wrong. All kinds of hijinks ensue. The wedding is just way too extravagant and expensive watching him throughout all. That is just Worth watching and father of the bride is streaming now on hbo. max Are go into what we've been eating. Brad what crazy things even eating recently..

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"chungking" Discussed on /Film Daily

/Film Daily

06:55 min | 2 weeks ago

"chungking" Discussed on /Film Daily

"Also rookie made for love. Is streaming today. The first three episodes of hbo. Max series had talked about last week. I have since seen the first four episodes. That's really good. I interviewed The series showrunner one the directors and the writer slash authors book. And you know this sci fi comedy series is really deranged and really funny. Chris mielke rules in the first few episodes are now so look for the interview hopefully tomorrow but in the meantime i can vouch for the shoghi. Absolutely worth your time. The first of the episodes are very easy to bench The it really does were word you piling into one after another And finally i went over to a friend's house that are fully vaccinated house. Who spent all the past quarantine year building the best home fetus ever seen eighty five and screen and dolby atmos sound and Some and everybody by blue rays to watch and for some reason the movie evo- to watch this new was the emperor's new groove. The movie Has been a topic of discussion on this. Podcast is. ben hates it while the rest of us think. It's really funny. Half the people in that room had not emperor's new groove. Everybody laughed a lot and had a great time with it. So it turns out that ben continues minority on the new. Yes a place that. I'm proud to be said for me all right chris. What even watching i watched godzilla vs kong. My view is up on slash. Ville dot com. And i i had a lot of fun with this is i haven't been a big fan of the monster. Verse i actually revisited. The the two thousand fourteen godzilla recently. And i did not like that in theaters. I like it a little better now. It's it's very well directed it has. It's a really good film for saying how terrifying these monsters would be if they showed up. And the way the camera's always like a low angle pointing up and it makes godzilla and the other monsters. They're calling them the name but i won't get into that but it makes them look like imposing and scary in ancient but the human characters are just fucking duds care about any of them especially like aaron taylor johnson character who is like dislike. Oh my i wanted him to die step on him. Godzilla i do not care about this fucking boring and human. The boring human thing has been a problem with pretty much. All of the monster movies especially godzilla king of the monsters which i think is like the worst entry in the series but i had a lot of fun with this and i think the secret is Besides like you know the monster fights which are great great and unlike godzilla king of the monsters. A lot of them are visible like any time. There is a monster flight in mosser like it starts to rain and it's like that's like clearly the effects team being like oh. These effects aren't finished yet. Quick throw rain up here. So you can't tell how bad they look and godzilla vs you can see exactly what's happening but outside of that. The human stuff is is barely there and i'm almost positive. They like screen. Tested the hell out of this thing and like cut the human stories down to the bare minimum to the point where they like the maximum amount of cutting. If they cut anymore there would not even be humans in the film. 'cause like the humans are they're still boring. They're boring in a way where it's like. We don't spend enough time with them for me to care that much. Like an and other thing i really this is. It's it's ludicrous. To the extreme like that first godzilla film the two thousand fourteen. The guzzled mean you know even though it's about giant monsters it's still a movie that sort of set in the real world for lack of a better term. It's like the batman begins approach. Where it's like. What if batman existed in the real world that i got a movie is like what if godzilla existed in the real world and this movie guzzle versus kong feels like it's from a completely different dimension because there's like stuff about like the hollow earth and just really goof-ball shit. That has no bearing like you. Could you could watch that two thousand fourteen godzilla and be like all right. I recognize this as the world. I'm living except for the monsters whereas guzzlers conch feels like it's like completely removed from reality and i honestly think that's working in the film's favor because it made me less concerned with hell dumb. Everything was. I embraced the dumbness. So it's a fun movie. It's entertaining it's under two hours I had a lot of fun with guys. Deliver his chris over under ninety million people killed in the neon city battle. Yes that's the one thing that as cool as the godzilla i think. It's in hong kong at the end. Where godzilla and in congress fighting. There's all of these neon buildings. Everything's gorgeous looking but they keep smashing into buildings and every time they like man so many people are dying right now. No no-one evenly blinks to address was like whatever it's fine. Yeah i saw. I saw somebody say in a review that one of the characters okay so so two characters. I won't spoil who they are. Two characters in this movie are related and one of the characters dies and the other character who is related to that person does not react like at all that person's death so this movie is just like so unconcerned with with consequences to anything. It's much more concerned with. Like the hyper like hyper. Non realistic hollow earth. Nonsense that you're talking about. So yeah it's a fun movie. Yeah it's entertaining and it's pretty much. What i what. I wanted so fun stuff. What i didn't want was the unholy which is a new horror movie Which also review their views up today and look. I'm a horror fan. I'm in the tank for hard no matter what it is and this is a religious horror film and i love me. Some religious harm films You know they grew up catholic so anytime there's a harvey that that dips into catholic iconography. I'm like always good. I'm gonna. I'm gonna look at this stuff and remember my my fucked up childhood but this movie is just dull it reminded me of back in the nineteen ninety when when everyone was i really getting the internet and when i was first getting the internet. I'm sure everyone remembers this. If not i'm scott breaking love with there. Were these things called..

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05:45 min | 3 months ago

"chungking" Discussed on Unspooled

"Bullshit either way allegedly walker is doing a sequel to chungking express is a couple months ago. A report will just a few months ago. He had filed a script called chungking express. Twenty twenty and it was being review and approval. And i wonder how that will go. Oh i'm very curious to see what he wants to do next. His of his have been either extraordinarily good. Like code for love another contender. We could've put up this or like my blueberry nights where you try to work with musician again norah jones and it's just awful. I don't know if you've seen my blueberry nights but it was oh terrible. Terrible terrible film. Terrible other interesting. It's been such a big conversation. I think we've talked a lot about love as much as we talked about this film and falling in love and heartbreak in love. But what about. This film is a film that we shoot up into space. You know honestly. I think no but it's not an easy call. Is that an easy call. I i think i've loved seeing the one car. West style get absorbed into our visual here. I think that that's really cool. I want to see where that goes. I love this movie as a story. That centers loneliness at the center of love. Where yeah i mean. I think you can be lonely. Even if you're in a happy relationship absolutely and and i think that a film that recognizes like serendipity enchants and chaos and low in an emptiness at the center of it is really romantic in his own way so i like this story existing as part of our as part of our like library films about. What romance are yeah. I do too. I mean like. I feel like there's something really special about this movie and i'm happy that i saw i don't know if it just jumps up to that list but i think it's actually a very it's a cool representation of something that i haven't really seen. I think that other movies out there do a better job of maybe telling fuller story with elements of this but this movie really gets to embrace a very specific part of being a couple being in love being part of a break-up and it really revels in it. So there is a special in this in that uniqueness of this. But i don't know if it's if it is on the less but i think it's a movie that people should say. Yeah and i'm down to be convinced otherwise because i know that there are some passionate passionate lovers of this film out there and so my ears are open. My ears heart is open. My ears are opened salad. And i think as we've all seen and even talking about in our twits show that we did the awhile ago. These films have to grow on you to we just saw. Let's see where we are in a little bit. I know you've seen it again but we're talking about it. We're gonna be watching other movies whereas in the start to have this debate between them all so it's hard for me to always can give an immediate response like right now. I don't see it as a clean cut. Like absolutely but i also don't wanna not acknowledged i will say though next week's movie you're gonna talk me off a ledge on this one because i feel like this is one. That's i put it in. Put it on the hard drive already next week to celebrate groundhog day. We are going to be doing groundhog day. An amazing herald ramos bill. Murray andie macdowell. Chris elliott stephen to allow sqi film. That i love so so much. Let's.

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05:38 min | 3 months ago

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"My twenties right. I guess leader even thinking like the sound design a little bit as connected to like that character. Tom win he double crosses brigitte lin. She gets double crossed. At that moment she walks into the airport. She's got all people with her. They've got all of the heroin and their shoes And she goes over to get the counter to get the tickets from the counter when she turns around disappeared right and you have that moment of her looking around trying to figure out what they were where they were they were. They've gone and what you hear is the sound of the letters and numbers of the flights kind of polling back and forth as they like change at the airport like change the times and i love the sound design. It sounds like a snake like as she's getting betrayed. You have this kind of sibling. 'sound happening that makes you really understand.

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04:09 min | 3 months ago

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"And the director like looks at him and says no. I'll tell you though when we're close and i don't know what it is and maybe it is partially power or whatever but it's like you know what they're what they might be looking for. Maybe that is too much but like sometimes you know actors income so prepared. I remember i would sometimes work with different actors and you look at their at their script. And there's a million notes there and it's like i've gone over this at the coach and i have my moments i have all my beats and there's something so inorganic to that because i think acting is such a collaborative experience and if you come in knowing on this. I'm going to do this in on that line do that. You stop the process of actually acting and you just kind of are almost doing a solo performance. It's not actually taking in what's happening. And the different actors are different ways some actors coming completely unprepared and say that makes a great performance. Sometimes there are searching for like the. Oh i that the sweet spot is the middle like i. Have everything ready to go and i can throw it all away in a moment's notice. I mean maybe that's why wonka why doesn't like to give his actors scripts at all honestly. He doesn't like even rehearse like they don't do rehearsals for this. He doesn't want them practicing. He wants to feel fresh in a moment. So basically what you're saying. He's finding it illiterates. He's finding what he wants. In the moment so i think a lot of times the best version of it is a director who knows what they want and when the actors are kind of finding it like you're helping them guide them to it and you're finding it together. It seems like he's like do it again. Do it again. Oh yeah. That's what i wanted to do a little bit us do a little bit like david. Fincher is often somebody who is mentioned as being doing a lot of takes..

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04:35 min | 3 months ago

"chungking" Discussed on Unspooled

"I was thinking we dog tooth and that also had like a major performance in their a person who is more known as a singer. Then an actor goes lent the most cast the younger sister as like a rockstar. I like i like actors who are able to pull something out of people in the way that they work. I think when thing that one car white has in common with your go slant the most in the performances they get from the people they pick is that they are really both into improv. You know they are both into like into a scene in figuring out how it works for them. The best way to work with actress or an actress is not to give her like fix row. Because i think most of the films today's is you have to script first and then you cast someone to play that characters but in a way the best way to work with an actor or actress is to custody the the the role for him. Because you can borrow something from that person. And in the way dan experience on the performance will be unique and look. I can't agree with that. Moore came off of a show for seven years. That was completely improvised curb by one of the creators of of curb. It's such a freeing thing. Because you get to bring a part of yourself to the to the world. And i think it it also. I think as a writer and as a performer. You can write something that sounds really good but sometimes it just doesn't make sense when you're saying it loud and i think you know there are things that are good for the written word in there things that are good for actual real conversation. The over talking catching these little moments and and when we see men like you get these really fun performances that because people are reacting right. Is that all what they always say acting as his reacting. And so when you are actually improvising. You're forced to i think. That's why. Harry mattel such good chemistry. They're reacting to each other in that last scene. I think is completely improvised in this movie. The chongqing it's like it's so natural so kind of awkward. It's so it's not perfect. It's but it is perfect. It's like that's how that conversation would go. It's a their silences. There's beats there's moments and there's something so real about not having that witty back and forth we're not all aaron sorkin You know and i think what if the world really was knock of it. She was walking and sarkin. I think you see with judd. Appetite and seth rogan and all these people like they give a lot of latitude to They're actors like go. Do you do it with get it the way we want it to get it the way we want and then let's try differently because why you're somebody for what they're bringing to the table not just to be a puppet and and i think you get better performances even if you use a section of it a look glance something it it it makes it pop so much more yeah other it sounds like it also seems a little bit exhausting work with wine car..

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02:36 min | 3 months ago

"chungking" Discussed on Unspooled

"I think there's a beauty of there's a beauty of instantaneously falling love. I guess when. I think about romeo and juliet. It seems silly to me that they like they are. They're almost like the angst. Has like a body count like take a line from others but it's like like Like you know it's like oh that's too melodramatic. We're here. I feel like what's so amazing. Is i You know who this person is like fall into this trap of pattern. What i loved what it was nice. I'm trying to recreate that. I'm trying to keep her shirt up. I'm gonna try to when he actually gets rid of that stuff. He finds himself actually in love with his job. He's gets a job that he actually really likes these. And you know redoing taking over the chungking express and then also you know being with a really interesting about how breaking patterns unlocks this person and the same thing for the first person to get caught in the pattern of love and trying to recreate that beginning. Part of love. That thing that we thought was great but it isn't actually great. And maybe that's what i'm saying is that love can also be detrimental even though you have that spark you could be addicted to that spark. And sometimes that sparked creates. I got i got. I'm trying to get it back. I'm trying to get back. I'm trying to get back and you stop looking at everything else and then you actually are stopping yourself from having it again because you're trying to capture it again that makes me. I don't know what's funny is like in the second half like cup. Six six three doesn't doesn't move on. He's like moved on. You know like he hasn't make the decision to put her blouse away and like heat is this to like. Get a new bar of soap. Like it's done for him by his gremlin stalker. Fay the restaurant but isn't that. Sometimes i like. She's almost like a break-up elf. Like somebody to come in and fix you. It's like yeah when you can't actually do the thing like like how would how great would that beat it. i. I'm switching all stuff out and you don't even realize it because the pain of putting that away the pain of acknowledging it you know. Sometimes you need somebody else to come in. I'm going to clean out your closet. I'm going to do this thing. I mean i. I see a lot more with morning. Like i can't take you know like my grandma couldn't take my grandfather's suits out of his closet and we had to go and help her do that but that is to help move on right so she almost like this magical person that like comes and help somebody move on or she's a crazy stalker of the she's making things easier. Yeah no but. I like like her art because i think in her art. You know this idea. That like she league we're told by the narrator like she is gonna fall in love with cop six six three and six hours so she falls in love with him. You're right after their first.

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05:27 min | 3 months ago

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"The shirt the bar soap the the we know. What's in the fridge. And i think you know oftentimes interrelationship you fall in love with the way a relationship might affect your space. Oh those pillows hours put in that order or the you know. There's always this in the fridge or there's always you know these little peculiarities that. We all have that ever you whenever you buy in somebody else. You're buying into their based on june making fun of you publicly for how you make a bed. I have a lot of I'm believe me. Me and i didn't want to reveal us really But i am garnering a lot of evidence here to feel like i was unfairly maligned for That i cleaned up our whole house in an hour and the bed was yes quickly put together but i saw june. Who made a bed yesterday. I took some pictures of that. I'm gonna. I'm gonna put together and i'm waiting to strike with my full thing. I how dare she and the most the most organized person. I'm not yes. It wasn't the best job. But i did not deserve that kind of put me on blast. So i'll get i'll get my revenge on that but But yes like those little things he is. I don't think he's in love with the stewardess as much as he's in love with the way that she made his place and that's why like him. Getting out of his his connection to her was his place. Changing right like like sh- shaking it up. Like he just like looking at her her shirt up there. He like looking the bar soap after they both use that he liked. You know. i don't know it's two different kinds of things it's like one is like i'm in love with this person that i really don't even know but yes we had it and we're in love and that's kind of like this kind of unrealistic way that we look at people like i saw this girl. I saw this boy. I saw this. Whoever at a at a place. And i am in love. I met them once. I had this conversation. That was my soul partner. That was whatever. And that's that's a kind of love and the other kind of love is. I just love the pattern. I love the way that they smell. I love the way that they do this. It has nothing to do with the person it just kind of. Like all the things around the person you know if that makes sense And both these characters had.

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05:27 min | 3 months ago

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"You can go into impeachable you can meet but trying to make contact with a person a place that feels so crowded is a really interesting contradiction. It's not like i'm alone. I'm sitting on a cliff overlooking the ocean. It's like i'm alone in the middle of all of this. That could keep me busy and it makes me feel more alone are let me pitch this to you. Agree with what you're saying but like So cop two to three right. He speaks four languages in the film right. His narrations or mandarin. His live lines are in a heavily into cantonese. He spoke japanese when he called. One of the ex-girlfriends need one line in english when he apprehended the suspect. He said hands up Use all four when he approaches bridget. Lind's character and i was thinking about this idea of is at an intentional thing because when we are in this world we can pick who he wants to be. We don't have to be who you are. We present ourselves like you go out to a bar. Go to a party and you can. Because the person doesn't know you you can show the side of you that you want them to see and it seems like this character. Maybe it's cultural but it also feels like this character is showing different sides. Different people like in allowing him to put on different masks in a way in the same way. You're saying like going onto this world like well who do you. How do you want people to see you when you're out there and who do you wanna meet. That gets interesting that he uses an american Line of dialogue when he's apprehending a suspect which i think is very much like cops and robbers and using that idea but then you know when he's in his own head he is in mandarin. There's there you know. I think it's a- think.

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04:48 min | 3 months ago

"chungking" Discussed on Unspooled

"Relatable it seemed to me like sometimes. I watch these movies. Motionlessly relate to things that don't necessarily identify with some of the cultural touchstones and here. I feel like they're able to do both as funny right. Like if you go back and read interviews from the people in like in like the hong kong arts at this time the one thing they all have in common is that they don't like a lot of their contemporary culture like especially the hong kong music a lot of people just like rag left and right now on the hong kong pop at the time which becomes kind of funny because like the girl who's really associated with california dreaming and singing in here favor long. She actually becomes like a gigantic popstar right after this. Yeah and also takeshi kaneshiro. He also is a pop star too. So they're doing music. They approve of. He's working kind of these musicians and putting them through their first acting paces while being like most music is garbage. Most of our movies are garbage. What can i do in the system to like. Shake it up me. The reason why he has two main characters here who are cops you know in the first half it's Cop two to three in the second half its cop. Six three is because when he was trying to get a financing and hong kong to make this movie in the first place he was like. They're not gonna approve like a weirdo love story. But if i put two cops in it we'll think it's a cop movie so it was like two cops and there some murders and he's like that will get me my financing when they read the script cops cool. That's what people wanna see. They want to see like that john. Woo bang. Bang cop stuff. We can give it to him. It's funny reminded me a little bit of gungeon hence in the way that it presents right cousin beginning of it not having seen the film i was thinking. Oh this is interesting story. It's about a cop who may be getting relationship with this woman who's a criminal but he doesn't know it and i was i was i was making my own assumptions about what it was because it really does play out like that and then it slowly. Just after the first twenty minutes slows down and then we get into this like inner life of this cop and were these inner of of both of these these. These men imagine it must have been jarring to a certain degree too because an audience for the first time like myself. I wonder if there was a little bit of a an anger. Oh you're you're setting something up but you're not giving me the thing you're not paying off the thing that i wanna see now. You're you've tricked me into this. You know this story about heartbreak because it really does do something so small and it makes this character who in the beginning. Look so tough running through the streets. Right he's hilarious character in an how heartbroken he is. You know but it's an amazing idea like don't judge a book by its cover because we see him shot this incredibly cool stylized way in a in a film that calls out your or like at least makes you think of all these cool Action films and then it. It just peels back the layers and all of a sudden like oh that that's me i'm them and the semi talked about. Harry met sally last week that he could be kind of an asshole in the beginning..

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"chungking" Discussed on Unspooled

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05:02 min | 3 months ago

"chungking" Discussed on Unspooled

"It did not work but like he did a deal with miramax. We need to get this film in the states. unfortunately didn't connect and it's so odd because it does feel like i don't know when i was again. This is a very fresh era for me because it was like my birth into what i thought was cool like. I remember like the red blue and white trilogy like that was also very popular at this point like it. It's odd that this one didn't connect as it's actually i think Even more relatable feels very much like it has a lot of american elements to it. I guess it it doesn't feel like it's a hard film to wrap your head around but maybe because it's it's a little bit more esoteric in the sense that the plot is a little loose it. It doesn't finish up tight alina. Go back to cameron crowe's singles. I don't know why i think about that so much. But there is an element here where it's like. Oh we were jumping two different stories and there's only two. I know there was a third story that was cut. And that actually became fallen. Angels or the basis of fallen angels. But this idea that you are seeing how different people kind of intersect and hear. The location is the intersection But it's it's jarring guess at that point it's jarring because there is no defined end to the first story like when switch of equate outlet. The you have that moment but then you just kind of settle into it again. Yeah i couldn't tarantino's production company. It was called artistic distribution. It was called rolling thunder. And i think it actually worked in a way. You know i mean this film junkie express because of this moment where everybody sort of pushing it and talking about it in late night of tarantino i think raising its profile in the west. It really did get a foundation here a couple years ago. The uk critics. They voted like the best films of the modern era. They created their own list of the best films of the modern era and chungking express ranked eighth. Which is pretty great in. What i think is kind of interesting talking about this rolling thunder distribution company rolling thunder pictures. I think only released like Six films. I'm looking here on pedia and it and they are like switchblade sisters and the mighty peking man you know and like detroit nine thousand like they're all very much these bigger broader things that you think you would associate with gwen tarantino. This is a a a a smaller piece in a way. I mean it looks like a music video but there is something even in quin tarintino production to like that is different. Yeah and yet you can see the i think he honcker were interested in a lot of the same things like digesting and commenting on pop culture. Either i think so much of what you see in chungking express is a filmmaker who is eight taking stock of what's happening in hong kong. Which is that hong kong had been making these kind of like really police shooting at police movies for a long time trying to figure out where he fit in to like. His countries are seen as an artist but yet. He's also folding in. I think a lot of the. I don't know if i'd even call it. Commentary but like acknowledgement or playfulness playful. Kind of teasing out ideas about western cinema yeah. He dresses up the women in his movies to look like different movie stars..

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03:02 min | 3 months ago

"chungking" Discussed on Unspooled

"You know references in the beginning of the show you know. Nineteen eighty-four is a year where there's a lot of i would call it like mainstream independent cinema or the embracing of this new indie classic filmmakers. You know obviously fictions coming out usual suspects and even though i don't think usual suspects is like an indie. It kind of has that feeling of who are these new people these new faces and it's no wonder that gwen tarantino is so taken by this film because it feels so much like the things that he explores specifically thinking about true romance. I couldn't help but see true. Manson here in an elements but also cameron crowe's singles. I was like. Is this like a cantonese version of singles. Yo i it it. It is about people who are love and loss heartbreak and it's so hard to kind of captured on film effectively. What that feeling of a break-up feels like what that feeling of loneliness when you're in that self pitying moment of a break-up is and we talked about a little bit last week and we see that really affects billy crystal's character in his film but here we really are living in.

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"chungking" Discussed on Unspooled

Unspooled

06:17 min | 3 months ago

"chungking" Discussed on Unspooled

"Thick. What a classic it is and you know where the line i swear like a shadow. That's by your side. My thing that really sums up the wrong. She's a shadow in his life going through his laundry being by inside. I love this plotline that we open up on. Its the movie opens up. And i think i know people one car y to like dr right like the you know again. I'm very limited in my knowledge of guitar. But there are these elements of I think capturing these moments right and that opening sequence you know it looks like almost good dard through like an mtv lens away you know has very music video a look and feel to it by love this world that he set up for that character. This this character who is he rang. Some sort of big operation getting all these men suited up and getting their shoes on and trying to run. This like big drug dealer. It's such a a. Vox and we don't know anything about it but it's done so well. She's switching languages bopping around. She's such a bad loved that character. What a great character to go out on. I mean it's such a enigmatic character. I could've watched a homey just about her. Yeah and you know even just like speaking about this idea of her making the two films at once. You're the other film was also on car. Why film like this big epic. He was working on forever called ashes of time. And you know he had just founded his own production company is spending a ton of money trying to make this a huge more historical epic and get it off the ground and he was like. I'm running out of money. I have to like to make another film us to keep this going. What's a little thing i can make. That's like in a neighborhood. I know really well. He grew up near the chunking market. What's the thing. I can get my actors together and do on the weekends. It's almost like a side project to his main thing. Which was ashes of time in. This really becomes the one that actually takes off the disputing on the weekends. Getting around the limitations of like. Oh i can't get on my cast together. Well then it'll be a movie where everybody's alone and not together in not in these gigantic group scenes. Right i don't have to like build on conversations around building it more unlike monologues and shooting people walking through busy areas. I mean it and the idea that they shot this like a road-mobile has shot in sequence. You know he's writing this film The night before the morning of the filming they're improvising dialogue. The whole thing is done in twenty three days and think. I'm impressed with how stylized it looks film. That is incredibly run and gun. I mean it's so run and gun that like even when they fudd that apartment they literally flooded an apartment and it flooded the apartment below that apartment. They were sued for that. Like there was no it really was like like indie indie film making. They had the apartment they've let it was the tigers apartment was no this. Is him talking about it. He was it was so running on that they're like kid. We use your apartment. You live right by these. Escalators realized that are gonna famous landmark in that area. The shopping district needs like fine and then they fled his apartment which they did not give him a heads up on film..

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"chungking" Discussed on Unspooled

Unspooled

02:15 min | 3 months ago

"chungking" Discussed on Unspooled

"Show and my favorite musical artist. Corn yay get your corn on with a k. Some celebrity deaths include. Kurt cobaine john candy. Richard nixon nicole brown simpson and jeffrey dahmer. Nancy kerrigan gets her knee. Bashed in and mcdonald's get sued for serving too hot coffee. What a year. This is a big years when i graduate high school. Edsall all fresh for me and nelson mandela says. In his inauguration speech as president of south africa never never again will this beautiful land experienced the oppression of one by another This year's movies include the shawshank redemption pulp fiction. The usual suspects and today's film the chungking express holy moly what what a year. What a film since the film is essentially in cantonese. I'm not going to play a clip. But i'll just jump right to you. Who's in it. What's it about who directed it all the good stuff all right. Let's talk about it. So chungking express it is written and directed by wonka why This is the foam a huge sensation in the west and trump express. It's about two couples who bump into each other and this hong kong shopping maze called the chungking mansions which is a real place. You can go visit to couples because this film is vetted into two halves so in the first half you have recently dumped cop who ends up spending the night with this drug smuggling murder s. He never really knows she's a drug smuggling murderous and nothing really happens but they have an interaction in the second half another recently. Don't cop does not realize that the counter go at his local diner where he stops It's called the midnight express which the second half of the title comes in that this counter girl is breaking into his apartment and eating his rahman and playing with his stuffed animals. This movie chungking express. It's really the story of just four individuals in a city that feels really quick paced in crowded in disposable in the guest. We've got brigitte lin. Tony leon they wong and takeshi kaneshiro. They're all heavy hitters in hong kong cinema or about to be heavy hitters. Chungking express was released in hong kong on july fourteenth nineteen ninety four. And when you take that reminded back there was a really great love song on the tracks charts the week that it was released. It is a song all.

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05:38 min | 3 months ago

"chungking" Discussed on Unspooled

"Everybody and welcome to unsolved. I'm nicholson and i am paul scheer and this is the show where we are trying to find the hundred best movies of all time. We are searching high and low. We want your help to find what we think is the quintessential of cinema not just american wide cinema. We have cracked it open. We've gone through the list. We are now going through miniseries to breakdown genres and we find that list. We are sending it into outer space. Amy i am thrilled to be doing this with you. And especially excited to be doing this. Mini series of couple goals. I love this idea for a mini series. What we're doing here is we are looking at films about couples not necessarily couples that work out but maybe couples the do romantic comedies dramas and youthful beautiful swooning. Movies like today's film chungking express now last week we talked about when harry met sally and it was great to kind of see. Everyone's reaction to the film because a lot of people out there are seeing it for the first time an it is connecting. It is working and that made me That made me happy me to be too i. There's nothing i love more than showing somebody movie for the first time. It's just such a gift and every to me. Chungking express is one of those movies that i was shown for the first time and i remember it feeling like a gift to the person who showed it to me so what what is cinema but a gift. We give our friends by the wages. This podcast gave me a gift. Because last night was the first night that i saw chungking express and i cannot believe that missed it because i came to mike coolness awareness in the nineties and i feel like this would have been a perfect film for me to digest along with my true romances and mike cameron crowe films and i just feel like it fits so perfectly they all communicate with each other I wanna talk about all of that..

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"chungking" Discussed on Unspooled

Unspooled

01:34 min | 3 months ago

"chungking" Discussed on Unspooled

"Right now on ear. Wolf on the newest episode of bananas for bonanza dalton and the ganger joined by none other than the goddamn.