Deb, on June 28th, 2009 said:
The Chinese title of “True Story of Faye Wong” is a play on the same movie title by Wong Kar Wai, starring the late Leslie Cheung. It is was a ground breaking hit for both director and actor.
[6.28.08 comment by Feifan:] Deb, you’re right! I looked it up and came up with a film called A True Story of Ah Fei (A Fei Zheng Chuan), which is also known as Days of Being Wild (阿飛正傳), released on 15 Dec 1990. It was written and directed by Wong Kar Wai and filmed by Christopher Doyle. It starred Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau, Carina Lau, and Jacky Cheung. This is another film I’m dying to see!
[6.28.08 comment by Feifan:] Found a bunch of Days of Being Wild video clips on YouTube. I like this one (below) best in terms of quality. I believe it’s the opening scene of the film. Notice the tremendous similarities to CKE!
Deb, on July 9th, 2009 said: Great clip, would love to own this movie!
Hands up who thinks Faye woulda been perfect for Maggie’s role???
Hmmmm I have a question – Maggie’s character is called “Soh Lai Tsun”, it sounds VERY familiar… is there another character in a WKW film called that?? maybe in 2046 or In the Mood for Love??
Love that WKW films have links in them, its like watching episodes of their characters throughout their lives – tapestry.
Now I must wonder if Maggie’s characters in both movies are the same woman. In “True story” she is a young innocent girl, then “In the mood” she’s a brooding woman, both looking for love, caught up in scandal.
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