Keystone AcademyClass of 2022Beijing, Beijing
- "Wong Kar Wai's Use of Cinematic Space in mid 1990s Hong Kong" with mentor Cleo (Working project)
Wong Kar Wai's Use of Cinematic Space in mid 1990s Hong Kong
Started July 12, 2022
Abstract or project description
We decided to write a film analysis of Wong Kar Wai's 1994 film, CHUNGKING EXPRESS. Specifically, we will be looking at the use of cinematography and how space is utilized with multiple characters, to reflect what isn't expressly said. Additionally, research will be done on sociopolitical feelings in Hong Kong during that time period. WKW's most seminal works were filmed during the last decade of colonial rule in Hong Kong - much of his cinema is connected to that era.