Ditto and double ditto, though Chunking Express is the one for me and has been a fave since I saw it on TV in the 1990's
I love this soundtrack, too!
Like the film, this soundtrack is hypnotic and stays with you for days after a screening.Put me in a room with Mood, 2046 and Chungking and I'll stay put.
I'd agree with Paul about choosing Chungking over In the Mood for Love, though my fav Wong film is definitely "Days of Being Wild" from 1990.
Ooh, never saw Days of Being Wild.
Speaking of old standards in movies, my favorite version of I'M GETTING SENTIMENTAL OVER YOU is sung by Carol Bruce and appears, surprisingly, in the Abbott and Costello movie KEEP 'EM FLYING. And speaking of Abbott and Costello, The Andrews Sisters' hit song THE BOOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY FROM COMPANY B made it's big splash when it appeared in A and C's BUCK PRIVATES. I guess now that I'm on the roll talking about big band standards, there's a great Twilight Zone episode, called "Static", about the nostalgic allure of Old Time Radio in general, and I'M GETTING SENTIMENTAL OVER YOU in particular.It stars Dean Jagger and is easily available on dvd.
I meant "on A roll" not "on THE roll". Makes me sound like a piece of ham on rye (in my case, the "ham" is probably accurate, hardy-har-har). But damn, I wish the space for comments on blogs had an "edit" option. I am no first-draft writer, and that's a fack. (I mean "fact". Sheesh. At least I caught it this time.)
It is a nice album (at least from all the samplings I am listening to) but what makes it so valuable, is it that rare?
I didn't know that is was rare. The copy I have was made for me by daughter. Rittster. I will try to find it on HULU.
And he's responsible for the only good segment of EROS, if it won't make anyone forget CHUNGKING, 2046 or MOOD. It's rather depressing to see, in IMDb, how many of the works he's written, at least, have had no release in the States.I got to see CHUNGKING in a theater first, which along with it being my first experience of his work, and a damned fine film, might explain why I like (very marginally) better than what I've seen since.
I have been laid up all day with back spasms and have just made a trip to thh computer between heat treatments. THANKS, PATTI! Take a look at the post I just put up re: film music of 2009.This is one I'm unfamiliar with, so you scooped me, Patti.
I'd make you a copy but it's a copy already and I fear the music would suffer. Hope your back feels better. Been there more than once. You may have to like the movie to like the music, but some of the pieces stand alone.
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