Text and layout Ed Shum, 2003. Ed Shum asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work

My Links

www.wongkarwai.net
A discussion board for absolutely anything even remotely WKW-related. Excellent place to keep to date with news and ask questions.

Here are some Wong Kar-Wai related links: a mixture of entire sites and discussion boards, as well as standalone essays and reviews.

www.cinema-nutrition.com
A good standalone fansite, plenty of sections to explore.

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www.bfi.org.uk/sightandsound/[...]
Overview by film journo and long time WKW fan Tony Rayns - puts WKW in top 10 of 20thC film innovators.

members.tripod.com/bestfilm2/wkw.htm
Pictures/posters only (many stills not in the films) - too many pop-ups.

uk.imdb.com/Name?Wong,+Kar-wai
The database contains more films than WKW is usually credited for.

www.sensesofcinema.com/[...]
Essayish - quite indepth.

www.amamedia.org/movies/wong/
Sort of WKW retrospective - nice overview.

www.chinesecinemas.org
For anything about HK, China and Taiwan films which goes beyond wham-bam action fodder.

www.aftrs.edu.au/studwork/[...]
Scholarly, yet also rather beautiful essay exploring not just the 'difference' of WKW, but what defines his films.

www.cse.unsw.edu.au/[...]
Great essay arguing (perhaps slightly too far) that WKW is representative of HK (entertainment) culture - completely at odds with the following essay below.

www.ejumpcut.org/archive/[...]
Essay written by someone who admits to being 'not steeped in Hong Kong culture' - scholarly, but veers too close to looking purely at genre and socio-cultural readings - slightly tendencious in dismissing dominant cinema as the antithesis of WKW, and in rating WKW based on genre subversion (Ashes Of Time his 'most disappointing effort'? Oh, come on!).