Movie Discussion – “2046”

With only four theaters running this film, I don’t
know how much discussion we’re going to get. However,
since I love the director (Kar Wai Wong), but my local
theaters aren’t among the illustrious four, I thought
I’d point the movie out and try to get some feedback
from anyone I can.

6 replies on “Movie Discussion – “2046””

  1. chad says:

    More Info?
    Where is it showing, and is there any information about it on the web?

    • fiziko says:

      Re: More Info?

      Where is it showing, and is there any information about it
      on the web?

      The IMDB page for it is here, which
      works for any browser. The official site
      asks for a plugin you can download through microsoft.com,
      so I’m betting it’s not Linux friendly. It’s
      showing in New York, Los Angeles, and Irvine, CA. It’s not
      showing here in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Yes, Edmonton
      is small compared to New York and L.A. (about one million
      people), but you’d think it would get some credit and get
      more of these limited releases quickly, given that it has
      more movie seats, movie screens, and movie goers than any
      other city in North America, including three different art
      house theaters in walking distance of a 30,000 student
      University.

      Yes, I’m bitter. I’m the kind of guy who likes to see
      movies the day they come out, and can’t often get to this
      type for weeks or months. We don’t have any of the 27
      locations screening Broken Flowers (Official Site, IMDB)
      either, which also opens today but isn’t
      Bureau 42 material. If even one of these movies was in
      town, I’d
      have seen it last night.

      • fliptw says:

        Re: More Info?

        The IMDB page for it is here, which
        works for any browser. The official site
        asks for a plugin you can download through microsoft.com,
        so I’m betting it’s not Linux friendly. It’s
        showing in New York, Los Angeles, and Irvine, CA. It’s not
        showing here in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Yes, Edmonton
        is small compared to New York and L.A. (about one million
        people), but you’d think it would get some credit and get
        more of these limited releases quickly, given that it has
        more movie seats, movie screens, and movie goers than any
        other city in North America, including three different art
        house theaters in walking distance of a 30,000 student
        University.

        Yes, I’m bitter. I’m the kind of guy who likes to see
        movies the day they come out, and can’t often get to this
        type for weeks or months. We don’t have any of the 27
        locations screening Broken Flowers (Official Site, IMDB)
        either, which also opens today but isn’t
        Bureau 42 material. If even one of these movies was in
        town, I’d
        have seen it last night.

        The number of cities generaly reflects the cost of the film I think – the larger the cities popluation, the more chance of it making a quick profit before oscar, seeking world wide release partners, and dvd release to the public – very important for indie films because studio execs are rarely more than “meh” on distrubting them to begin with.

      • chad says:

        Re: More Info?

        The official site
        asks for a plugin you can download through microsoft.com,
        so I’m betting it’s not Linux friendly.

        It seems to be Flash/Shockwave, which I hope is Linux-friendly.

        • fiziko says:

          Re: More Info?

          It seems to be Flash/Shockwave, which I hope is
          Linux-friendly.

          Flash is Linux-friendly. (I have it installed, in fact.)
          The website asked me to install xmovie2 from microsoft.com.

  2. chad says:

    Synopsis

    From the film’s web site:

      Picking up where after In The Mood For Love left off, 2046 is a visually seductive reverie of memory and regret, refracted through a serial womanizer’s experiences with six women.

      Chow Mo Wan—played by Tony Leung Chiu-wai with the charm of a young Clark Gable—moves from being a gambler to a pulp fiction writer, and 2046 follows him through various liaisons with several beautiful women, played by Ziyi Zhang, Gong Li, Faye Wong, Carina Lau, Dong Jie and Maggie Cheung.

      Playfully merging past, present, and future, 2046 is at once the number of the hotel room in which the couple of after In The Mood For Love conducted their extra marital encounters, and the date of Hong Kong final integration into China.

    Which doesn’t tell much and is full of hype, but at least it gives a bit of clarification on what the movie is about. I though at first that 2046 was referring to the year, not a hotel room.

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