Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I have a secret to tell you....

"Leave with me." - 2046


Once upon a time there is a movie that just touches your soul. It grips you from beginning to end and leaves you dumbfounded because it was just so good. You sit there longing to be one of the characters that is captured by the plot and then you cry because you recognize yourself in the others. The movie 2046 is this movie. At least for me that is. It's my ultimate favorite.


It's a love story yet not. It's actually a sequel and I just have to get my hands on the first one. Well there is a man, who happens to be a writer, and this is his story in writing his novel entitled, "2046". 2046 is a actually a place, where you can go to relive old memories. No one ever leaves this place. WHo would if it's all your dreams from the past. But...this man has left his past and will deal with the life he has chosen.


The movie is a story within a story. There is a futuristic part where the man in the above picture falls in love with an android on a train leaving 2046 that just happens to look like the woman he loved in the past. Yes there are androids in this movie and beautiful opera music to comfort every scene. This man tries to find out if the android loves him because if he knows she does then maybe he would find out if the real woman she looks like really loved him too.


Back in reality, the writer is going through the motions just looking for someone to love and spend his time with. All the women that cross his path wind up his stories...as androids or beautiful cabin women on the train leaving the past....He meets the above girl and all hell breaks loose. She asks for the wrong kind of love...and the writer is left with his thoughts running over and over in his head....


I love this movie...It is a Korean film so there is subtitles but its a masterpiece. If your looking for something to rent or just happened to see it on a shelf somewhere buy it. You won't be disappointed. I leave you with the trailer and some of my favorite quotes so you can better get a feel of the movie...Goodnight.



Chow Mo Wan: "Whenever someone asked why I left 2046, I always gave them some vague answer. It was easier."

Chow Mo Wan: "I once fell in love with someone. I couldn't stop wondering if she loved me back. I found an android which looked just like her. I hoped she would give me the answer."

Mr. Wang: "Our cabin attendants are superbly designed... But there's only one problem : when they've served on so many long journeys, fatigue begins to set it. For example, they might want to laugh, but the smile would be slow to come. They might want to cry, but the tear wouldn't well up till the next day..."

Chow Mo Wan: "Maybe the reason she didn't answer was not that her reactions were delayed but simply that she didn't love me."

Tak: "I want to know how you feel. I'm scared to hear your answer but, I need to know. Do you like me? Or not. Leave with me."

Chow Mo Wan: "Take care. Maybe one day you'll escape your past. If you do, look for me."

Chow Mo Wan: "He didn't turn back. It's as if he boarded a very long train headed for a drowsy future through the unfathomable night."

Quotes via Imdb.

30 comments:

kathleen said...

Girl, you sold me!!

Wacky Jacky & Silly Willy said...

omg i love zhang ziyi
and wong kar-wai!

i've always wanted to watch this; thanks for reminded me xD

Dustjacket Attic said...

This sounds so intriguing honey. Thanks for the reveiw.
xxx

Secretia said...

That is an interesting idea, a place we can go to so we can relive old memories. Caution, there are bad memories mixed in with the good ones.

Secretia

Barry said...

This looks great Mel, futuristic but also very ethereal. I'll keep an eye out for it when I'm out and about.
I always enjoy your reviews.

PS: Sorry I haven't been commenting much lately, I've had some catching up to do on various things. But I'm starting to dig out and should be back more often shortly.
You're still as awesosme as ever! :)

Couture Carrie said...

Fab review, darling!
Must see this one!

xoxox,
CC

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Wow, I definitely have to see this movie asap! It looks amazing and I loved your review.

PS. Don't be surprised if Hollywood steals this one. They love turning foreign films into Americanized versions. Sigh.

Melanie's Randomness said...

Seriously!! If they turn this into an American version it would be a CGI mess and omg the whole thing would be a disaster. I hope they leave it alone. I really do!! =)

Susan R. Mills said...

I haven't seen it. I'll have to watch for it. It sounds fantastic.

Chessa! said...

I'm loving the photographs so I definitely have to check out the film.

Dionne said...

I have never even heard of this film before! It sounds so different!

Erika said...

So I've never even ehard of this movie before; but it sounds amazing - you've absolutely convinced me to see it. And...I adore the quotes you've featured here from the film - extremely intriguing!! :)

Bathwater said...

I looks like it would be a very good story.

Patricia Snook said...

Ooh hello! You're an engineer?! Yay ditto.

I'm totally going to search for this on surf the channel or something, it looks so good! I'll let you know what I think.

Anyway, I love your randomness and will be back,

xoxo

coolboy said...

i think i saw this movie it is better

JUST ME said...

Androids and Opera? I may have to check it out.

Jaime said...

Sounds fascinating!

WhisperingWriter said...

Sounds interesting.

OceanDreams said...

This looks good, I am going to have to check it out! Hope your day is going well girl!

Steph said...

SOLD!

Sounds good.

Dream Sequins said...

I love Wong Kar Wai movies, but I think I loved In the Mood for Love best... The stories, the costumes, the romance. Swoooooon.

Heather Rose said...

I've heard of it, but never seen it. Looks beautiful.

bananas. said...

ooh sounds like a bunch of twists and turns. i'm not always patient enough for subtitles but if the movie is as good as you say (and it looks like it is), i just might change that.

Realliveman said...

This is an awesome movie!

Heather Taylor said...

I have never heard of this film, but it sounds fascinating. Opera music is always a plus!

elledee said...

ooo I will have to see this! good review

perfectionishuman said...

Ohhh this looks really good! and different.. nothing makes me happier than finding things that go on to be your faves :) x

angel6033 said...

sounds like something I would love to rent!! :) thanks for the heads up!

Taj Acosta said...

Looks good! Just found your blog today doll! xoxo
www.gorgeousglam.blogspot.com

zachary said...

Hey, just discovered your blog. Love it!
I think 2046 is the sequel for In The Mood For Love.

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