You have to see this

This is the most mindblowing vid of artwork I’ve seen.  Sand, projector, lightbox and HOW ON EARTH!?!?!?!??!!????????  What boggles my mind most is how one swipes each of the masterpiece off one by one to make the next scene, it feels like a mother killing her own most brilliant beautiful child over and over again and I’m screaming NOOOOOOOO~!!!!!

I’m an In the Mood of Love junkie.  If I have 6 minutes and I need a fix of the heartpain and palpitations I watch this (the deleted spoilerish Angkor Wat scene) on youku, if I can only spare ONE minute 3:40 to 4:40.  It’s the simpliest of yearnings of love not meant to be yet the most complicated of emotions and to express ALL that in all the miniscule perfect nuances.  This is the best minute of acting by Tony and Maggie not to be missed.  I love the movie without it, but as a stand alone clip this is giving me everything I need and want fr the most perfect synergy that is WKW+Tony+Maggie.

7 thoughts on “You have to see this

  1. It’s amazing, this art of sandpainting, I just love to see it done and it’s so creative. Thanks, Mookie, for posting it. It was a very long time ago that I saw “In the Mood for Love”. It’s really so slow moving but I loved all the qi paos worn by Maggie.

    1. That was most memorable for me as well, haha the first time I rewatched it, I was actually just simply lusting the clothes and the props and the art direction. But then things get conjuring up forming a clearer and more vivid mood piece. Then there’s no going back.

  2. Pi Tan: are they called qi pao or cheongsam? What would be the proper word as I’ve been referring to them as cheongsam till now? Oh Maggie’s clothes were to die for — but then she’s just a very beautiful woman.

    Oh the Angkor Wat scene, I couldn’t look into Tony’s eyes in that clip, those bottomless depths of longing. *wailing sobs*

    The sandart is amazing, what’s the music used towards the end? Lovely.

    1. Chingu, the singer is one of my fav. His name is Atari Kousuke, the song is それぞれに, most famous as the music in the hit TW movie Cape No. 7

      Wiki’s entry on Cheongsam is very informative. Cheongsam, the term itself, is just literally a long piece of clothing, qipao actually historically is the uniform of Qi people (ie Manchurian). The 2 terms are interchangable, my SHnese gramps call it cheongsam, but it’s actually more common usage to call the exact same thing qipao in HK in cantonese. Qipao has a slightly fancier connotation of the brocaded, super tightfitting version, but since now it’s mostly worn by waitresses, maitre’d or…escorts, it’s not having a very nice connotation.

      Gosh but those seconds, with just his eyes and a few twitches of his lips and fleeting moments of almost the tiniest of smile and that perfect tan and WKW’s magic glow on him, I’ve never seen anything as alluring.

      1. Wow. Thanks, I thought it was unusual for a what was obviously Japanese, in an enka style but with a melody that sounded distinctly Chinese? So now I get it, it was purposefully a fusion piece. It’s gorgeous and now I want to see this Cape no. 7. So much enabling! xD

        That was tres informative. OK, so qi pao it is. 🙂

        1. It is in the tradition Shima Uta, the tradition ‘folk music’ of the Ryukyu islands. I think Cape no.7 is just alright, watchable, but I remember underwhelmed, mass-pleasing but didn’t quite keep my attention.

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