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Understanding Art: ‘In the Mood for Love’

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inthemoodforloveEvan Puschak, aka The Nerdwriter, has been developing a video series on YouTube called Understanding Art where he interprets and examines the artistic elements of works of art, both traditional and cinematic. I’ve linked to his stuff before–I’m especially a fan of his examination of Snowpiercer.

Puschak just released a video looking at In the Mood for Love, a revered world cinema masterpiece by Wong Kar-wai. This is a blindspot in my film watching, and I’ve meant to catch up with it for a few years now. Puschak’s insightful look at it explains why it’s worthy of any cinephile’s time–the style, structure, and character development.

Whether you’ve seen the film before or not, this examination of it will deepen your appreciation and understanding or whet your appetite to experience the whole film.

And for however long it stays up, you can also watch all of In the Mood for Love with English subtitles on YouTube for free.



Author: Erin Perry

I'm a high school English teacher specializing in AP Literature and Film Analysis. I'm interested in most things geeky, including superheroes, vampires, zombies, teen culture, postmodern philosophy, pop culture analysis, and combinations of the aforementioned. Follow me on Twitter @eriuperry.

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