1.17.2012

Days of Being Wild

I've always had mixed feelings about this movie, but tonight I feel for it. And this time around I hate the characters so much that I can't help liking them, my usual inclination towards anything Antonioni. Days of Being Wild (makes me need to take a shower, 1990, Wong Kar Wai) is very green. That is to say, the only color in every shot is the color green. And there's a chaotic mob fight that somehow breaks away to the most expansive escape-via-roof shot ever. Not to mention the gorgeous handheld shots (Goodfellas par) and minimal but incredible one-line exchanges. Okay this movie is great. I want my film to be green, too.