In The Mood For Love (2000)

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In the mood for love is a very well constrcued love story set in Hong Kong. The Director (Wong Kar- Wai) clearly thought about the relationship between the audience and the characters within the movie. The story draws you in a considerable amount, which is quite surprising because when watching the film the set isn’t that big. With films like this you normally think the film isn’t going to be as good as it could be because of a low budget, but this was purposely filmed like this. What Wong Kar Wai did was create a small world where the characters lived. You rarely saw them outside this location to make show how secluded they are.

You could tell the location worked well with the setting because it was small and didn’t have much space, which made their situation with each other and the audience more intensified because it was shown, as they couldn’t get away from each other. Like any other films that we have watched so far the meaning of the story had a similar message. It was again about right and wrong, but this time it was shown through a love story. The husband and wife of these two people were having affairs, but although there is clear chemistry between these two characters they feel they cannot be together because that then makes them just as bad as their other halves.

You feel sympathy for both characters because you know their story and their relationship with each other, but what Wong Kar Wai done that was clever and something that I will take on when creating our movie is that fact he chose not to show the other people in their relationship, this means we cannot have any emotional connection with them. This then gives the opportunity to the director to deicide on how he wants to take the story, because no matter what way the film plays out the couple that clearly love each other will always have more of a connection with the audience.

Bibliography
In the mood for Love Movie review (2001) (2001) Directed by Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Jana Monji, Brian Tallerico, Matt Fagerholm .
Hatke Cinema (2014) In the mood for love (2000) full movie with English subtitles. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwCnL7Tv-Q (Accessed: 3 December 2015).
In the mood for love reviews & ratings (2015) Directed by .
Walker, P. (2014) My favourite film: In the mood for love. Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2011/dec/19/in-the-mood-for-love (Accessed: 3 December 2015).
Citations, Quotes & Annotations
In the mood for Love Movie review (2001) (2001) Directed by Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Jana Monji, Brian Tallerico, Matt Fagerholm .
(Ebert et al., 2001)
Hatke Cinema (2014) In the mood for love (2000) full movie with English subtitles. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwCnL7Tv-Q (Accessed: 3 December 2015).
(Hatke Cinema, 2014)
In the mood for love reviews & ratings (2015) Directed by .
(In the mood for love reviews & ratings, 2015)
Walker, P. (2014) My favourite film: In the mood for love. Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2011/dec/19/in-the-mood-for-love (Accessed: 3 December 2015).
(Walker, 2014)

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