2046 is an amazing movie. I can't really accurately describe it - it's so deep and complex that I'm having trouble just keeping track of all the themes and characters.

2046 follows the story of a writter who lived in Hong Kong during the late '60s who spends his life looking for true love. The movie follows the stories of the many relationships that define his search for true love. I wont' spoil the plot, but the themes in this movie are incredibly fundamental - love, happiness, relationships, and why so many are doomed to fail.

I love this movie because each relationship he has while searching for his ideal woman - he has the perfect working relationship, the perfect social relationship, and the perfect personal relationship... but they always fail because he always projects his insecurities and problems onto the girls. Furthermore, he can only envision a love in the past or future - in the present he cannot give his love to anybody. He talks about in the beginning how he is the only one to leave 2046 (a location that the movie continually refers to thematically); he is destined to live a life alone and without the love he constantly searches for. So tragic.

But I mean, realistically, if a girl like Zhang Ziyi was throwing herself at you, how could you resist? How unrealistic is that?

Currently listening to: The Clash - Lost In The Supermarket
Posted by roy on January 31, 2006 at 07:59 PM in Ramblings | 9 Comments

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Comment posted on February 5th, 2006 at 02:30 PM
i loved in the mood for love. directed by same guy. i'll have to watch 2046.
Comment posted on February 1st, 2006 at 07:17 PM
we're all alone.

I actually liked In the Mood for Love better. In fact, "I LOVED IT." I only "REALLY LIKED" 2046. Perhaps you will disagree.
Comment posted on February 1st, 2006 at 07:24 PM
I haven't seen that - I'll have to add it to my Netflix queue if MY FRIEND WILL SUGGEST IT TO ME (oooh netflix is *so* nice).

glad to see you're still alive.

actually i think it's that zhang ziyi that does it for me in 2046. i mean, come on. she's so hot!

(i'm obviously a big fan of eye-candy. the filmmaker inside you cringes)
Comment posted on February 1st, 2006 at 10:55 AM
isn't this a korean movie?
Comment posted on February 1st, 2006 at 07:24 PM
chinese (mandarin and cantonese) and japanese. no koreans.
Comment posted on February 1st, 2006 at 01:20 AM
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It has to be the most amusing magazine advertisement I have ever seen.
Comment posted on February 1st, 2006 at 12:16 AM
realistic? welcome to my life sir.
Comment posted on February 1st, 2006 at 12:02 AM
As unrealistic as she speaking only Mandarin and he speaking only Cantonese the the two actually understanding each other.
Comment posted on February 1st, 2006 at 07:26 PM
look, if zhang ziyi were to come up to me and speak mandarin to me while i spoke english to here, we'd understand eachother. i mean, we wouldn't understand the words, but the LOVE between us would be SO great that it would transcend language barriers. we speak the international LANGUAGE OF LOVE.

i'm sure of it.