18.5.07

Blueberry Nights & Twin Peaks

Wong Kar-wai, the Hong Kong director who was president of the jury at the 2006 festival, opened this year’s event with “My Blueberry Nights,” a romantic confection that begins with a lingering shot of vanilla ice cream melting into the gooey filling of a blueberry pie. -New York Times

I love a Wong Kar-wai film. The costums. The lighting. The long looks. Like David Lynch or Peter Greenaway, his film are drenched in a sensation, leaving the story line free from restraints of the typical and overstated methods.
Sherilyn Fenn as Donna Hayward in Twin Peaks

Rachel Weisz stars in Wong Kar-Wai's "My Blueberry Nights

I appreciatethe portrayal of women by the 3 said directors. They are bizarre, unapologetic, seductive....I could go on with the adjectives but I won't. The bottoms line here is that, as you see above, the styling is not so different. Stunning.

I should mention that this is Kar-wai's first Engllish-language film and its NYT review was not so hot. I will see for myself.




1 comment:

Kristin said...

Sheriyln Fenn did not play Donna Hayward in Twin Peaks, she played Audrey Horne.