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Posted 14 April 2006 - 12:45 PM
Posted 14 April 2006 - 01:18 PM
It's their first Taiwanese film, too, so I wish they had included a documentary or something on one of the most highly acclaimed national cinemas of recent years. (Something like Hsiao Chu-Chen's Our Time, Our Story: 20 years' New Taiwan Cinema.)
But I know, I know...I shouldn't complain.
Posted 31 May 2006 - 03:33 PM
Some of the moments left me thinking, "How true!" Especially those involving the young boy, who is clearly a stand-in for the filmmaker himself. The story arc involving his older sister and her abortive romance, however, seemed "off" - I couldn't really follow why he left his girlfriend, and then left her for the previous one, and then
This was also yet another fine, insightful movie, where I feel like a lot of the conflicts would be solved by a little less silence, a little more attempt at communication. Especially in the case of the father of the family, who keeps his love at a distance until finally
The blurb which Alan linked to mentioned subtle significances in the music, which I completely missed - someone care to explain a bit further?
Edited by GreetingsEarthling, 31 May 2006 - 03:34 PM.
Posted 01 July 2007 - 01:48 AM
Edward Yang, who won best director in 2000 at the Cannes Film Festival and was known for his realistic portrayals of modern Taiwan, has died of complications from colon cancer, a film industry consultant said Sunday. He was 59.
Associated Press, July 1
Posted 01 July 2007 - 02:35 AM
I have been longing for a new film from Yang. I am so grateful to him for Yi-Yi.
Does anyone know... was he working on another film? Has he made anything since Yi-Yi?
What a poet he was. What a humble, gracious, insightful man he seemed through his storytelling.
Posted 02 July 2007 - 01:44 PM
EDIT: Also, looking at Jim Emerson's blog, he highlights the DVD availability of what Jonathan Rosenbaum refers to as Yang's greatest film.
Edited by Christian, 02 July 2007 - 01:50 PM.
Posted 02 July 2007 - 02:15 PM