In In The Mood for Love, Wong Kar-Wai’s camera wants to see what cannot possibly be seen. His camera wants to articulate what can never be spoken, or what can only be whispered as a secret into a hole in a tree, then, once whispered, covered over with mud. His camera is exploring, not recording, the mood for love. Wong’s camera caresses time. It knows how to wait without any intention aside from seeing. His camera holds time still in ways that are rare in contemporary cinema.Read More
Much of life just vanishes. We don’t even watch it disappear. It just goes, slips out the door into the shadows.
This is not much of a blog post; rather, it is a place where you can find short excerpts from my forthcoming book: When Love Was.Read More