Fallen Angels – Fragmented Visual Miracles

Fallen Angels is a visually stunning film released in 1995 and written by Wong Kar-Wai. I think it is difficult to describe Wong Kar-Wai’s movies because he mostly focuses in depicting feelings. He does not delve very much in the past of the protagonists and sometimes he does not even bother giving them names. If he gives them names, he does not bother making one remember it. He only focuses on specific feelings and he tries to explain those feelings through images. Also, his characters are the weirdest bunch omg!

Fallen Angels makes you feel too much (wow, bravo! What a nice well rounded sentence!!). These are turbulent emotions but they are still very vivid although without form. I must add that the camera work is magnificent and like no other. The way it moves, the angles, the light! Pure magic!

May I say I fell in 2D love with this guy? (Beh obv. clicheee)

This is my favorite scene. It is pure sadness. I feel like crying. The song that accompanies this scene is also very nice and touching and magical.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVkDgTjHKNQ

The play of light is amazing. Some scenes are in black and white and some are enriched in red. Some scenes are too zoomed in. The angle is so unconventional (Basically anyone can notice how different it is without any cinematic knowledge.). It is just too good for anyone’s eyes!

Some characters seem so superficial and then out of the sudden, they get so much depth you are baffled! They are paper dolls and then they go back to flesh and bones.

This is my second favorite scene as well. It is also the very first scene.

I am a bit biased because I only put still frames from two of the main characters. There is yet another main character’s story which is just as good. This is what happens when you fall in 2D love with the guy and only like the scenes from his side of the story.

“Most people fall in love for the first time as teenagers. I guess I’m a late bloomer. Maybe I’m too picky. On May 30, 1995, I finally fell in love for the first time. It was raining that night. When I looked at her, I suddenly felt like I was a store. And she was me. Without any warning, she suddenly enters the store. I don’t know how long she’ll stay. The longer the better, of course.”

– Fallen Angels, Wong Kar-Wai

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