Desire and Loss in the Curve of a Back- Howard W. French

From the New York Times, via Howard W. French:

IN “2046,” a story of longing and loss, the passage of time is marked not by the hands of a clock, but by the women who pass through one man’s life. The man in question, a newspaper hack, lives in a glorious ruin called the Oriental Hotel, where the thin walls shake violently from the sexual exertions of the clientele. A ladies’ man given to vigorous wall-shaking, the writer turns a blind eye to the hotel’s decrepitude even as he keeps its female guests fixed in his sights. In this ecstatically beautiful film, walls never tumble, only women do.

See also an interview with 2046 star Tony Leung from IGN Film Force.

August 7, 2005 4:41 PM
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