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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM (1994)

    Rewind, film: 'Chungking Express' directed by Wong Kar-wai

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead Chungking Express Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Faye Wong, Takeshi Kaneshiro Director: Wong Kar-wai Shot over two months with writer-director Wong Kar-wai penning the script as he went along, Chungking Express is one of the most romantic films ever made in Hong Kong- and certainly the coolest. It's really two films stitched together with parallels between the two ...

  2. Kansa Hung of Miracle Arts Club

    Posted Oct 17th 2010, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... California Dreaming- The Mamas & the Papas This popular tune appears in many different movies from Chungking Express to Forrest Gump. An uplifting hippie tune that makes you want to dance all ...

  3. News - China

    Is Chungking Mansions a trap for Wong Kar-wai movie fans?

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:26pm by Amy Li

    ... at the price of their own safety Inspired by Wong Kar-wai’s award-winning film Chungking Express,  a young journalist surnamed Han had booked herself a room at a hostel in Tsim Sha Tsui's ... and is no longer as scary as portrayed in Chungking Express,” Han said, “we women should still prioritise safety when travelling and do research about the hotel.” “Wong Kar-wai should be tried,” wrote ...

  4. Knowing the score

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... moviegoers will associate the song by The Mamas & the Papas- ranked 89th in Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time- with Wong Kar-wai's Chungking Express ... is perhaps the most popular movie song ever. Its simple and beautiful lyrics express hope for a bright new world somewhere at the end of the rainbow. The song was also used ironically by John Woo ...

  5. Closing credits

    Posted Dec 24th 2006, 12:00am by David Momphard

    ... David Momphard Chungking Express (1994) and Fallen Angels (1995) Takeshi Kaneshiro got his break in Wong Kar-wai's Chungking Express (below), in which he plays Cop 223, a lovesick policeman who has just ended a five-year relationship with his girlfriend. Every day for a month he purchases a tin of pineapples with an expiration date of May 1. After a month, he thinks, ...

  6. Also showing: Arthur Wong

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui In nearly 30 years as a cinematographer, Arthur Wong Ngok-tai has overseen camerawork on more than 110 films. He was one of the founders of the Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers (HKSC) and has been its chairman for the past 18 years. Inf ...

  7. City's own 'global ghetto'

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the power supply room causes a blackout, leaving residents without water and electricity for 10 days. 1993-94 Director Wong Kar-wai shoots scenes for his movie Chungking Express there, helping ... business of Chungking Mansions, where people from more than 120 countries mix and mingle, is the true stuff of modern world trade, an anthropologist argues. 'Chungking Mansions is a centre ...

  8. From eyesore to icon

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... spread that it was a dangerous place. In 1994, after Wong Kar-wai portrayed Chungking Mansions as a dark, mysterious place in Chungking Express, its reputation was sealed on an international ... expressed by some Hongkongers has been shaped by racism, but the younger generation is overcoming those problems. 'Now I see classes and NGOs coming to Chungking Mansions. There is an increase ...

  9. A mini united nations

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was exemplified in Wong Kar-wai's 1994 movie, Chungking Express- Mathews gives a voice to the people who call the complex home through interviews with restaurant workers, traders, asylum seekers, ... Annemarie Evans Ghetto at the Center of the World: Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong by Gordon Mathews University of Chicago Press Sitting among the imposing glass-and-steel edifices on Nathan ...

  10. Hong Kong Phooey

    Posted May 27th 2007, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Kar-wai's Chungking Express or Fruit Chan's Durian Durian, receive little exposure outside the city except in art-house cinemas. In the post-Joint Declaration years, Hong Kong was seen ...




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