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Mar
09

This Just In: Wong Kar-wai Officially a Hollywood Player

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Regardless of how bright Wong’s future is, he’s gotta wear shades.

Well this is certainly troubling. According to Variety, arthouse dierector’s arthouse director Wong Kar-wai (2046, In the Mood for Love) has just signed with Hollywood powerhouse talent agency CAA. It may not have worked for John Woo or Ringo Lam, but I’m sure Wong will fare better on these shores than his fellow Hong Kong ex-pat directors. I mean, it’s not like he’s going to make a sub-par English-language movie that comes across as a bad imitation of a Wong Kar-wai film, right? Oh, wait…

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2 Responses to “This Just In: Wong Kar-wai Officially a Hollywood Player”


  1. March 19, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Must say that I’m with you in terms of not being happy to hear that Wong Kar Wai’s signed with a Hollywood agency.

    OTOH, don’t dislike “My Blueberry Nights” as much as you. I remember walking out of the cinema with the kind of good feeling that Wong Kar Wai’s movies imbue in me… and even felt compelled to buy that film’s soundtrack.

    Additionally, FWIW, thought that David Strathairn channeled the spirit of Anthony Wong Chau San amazingly well, Rachel Weisz was a respectable Carina Lau substitute and Natalie Portman suitably original as a character perhaps named in tribute to the late Leslie Cheung. (However, will grant that Norah Jones was no Faye Wong and Jude Law no Takeshi Kaneshiro/Tony Leung Chiu Wai.)


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