August 02, 2007

In the mood for some visual inspiration

I have a short stack of DVDs that I always turn to whenever I need a little visual inspiration. These are movies that I've seen over and over again, and don't mind having on while I'm doing other things around the house. (i.e. Rushmore, The City of Lost Children, The Science of Sleep, the films of Charles & Ray Eames, etc.) But on the top of the stack is Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood for Love, which I watched for the what must have been the hundredth time again the other night. The visuals in this movie are to die for! The set decoration and prop styling are flawless, not to mention the costumes and cinematography, and don't get me started on the music.... I highly, highly recommend this film to anyone out there who hasn't seen it!



4 comments:

maja said...

if you don't already know about them, check out peter greenaway's drowning by numbers and rivers and tides the documentary on andy goldsworthy's work.

inthemoodforcantonesefilm said...

ITMFL - such a gorgeous film!
I can see how it inspires you.

Maggie's cheung-sam changes alone are so stylin'. Didn't you once count up how many different dresses?

Bonus: In my humble, Tony Leung speaks beeeeyoootiful Cantonese in ITMFL. But then, I also think Depardieu's French is delightful to the ear...

Lauren said...

Love Rivers and Tides! Will check out the other film you mentioned- thanks for the tip.

And about Maggie's dresses- the one with the huge daffodils on it is my favorite. So beautiful!

jessamynit said...

we watched in the mood for love for the first time recently and loved it! now I need to check out 2046.