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  1. Brook K

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    Volume #229 - Ming-Liang Tsai

    The Wayward Cloud (2005)
    Welcome to São Paulo (2004) (segment "Aquarium")
    Good Bye, Dragon Inn (2003)
    The Skywalk Is Gone (2002)
    What Time Is It There? (2001)
    A Conversation with God (2001)
    The Hole (1998)
    The River (1997)
    My New Friends (1995) (TV)
    Vive L'Amour (1994)
    Rebels of the Neon God (1992)
    Boys (1991)
    All the Corners of the World (1989) (TV)
     
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    This Taiwanese director has come to international acclaim with his strong vision and individual filmmaking style. Using extremely long takes, often of a virtually static image to emphasize both the feeling of time and isolation within modern settings.

    *1. What Time Is It There? - A (Tsai's most emotionally involving film is also a lovely tribute to The 400 Blows including a cameo by Jean-Pierre Leaud)
    *2. The Hole - A
    *3. The Wayward Cloud - B+

    4. The River - B+
    5. Rebels of the Neon God - B
    6. Vive L'Amour - B-
    7. The Skywalk is Gone - C+
    8. I Don't Want to Sleep Alone - C
    9. Goodbye, Dragon Inn - C-

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    Rated from [​IMG] to [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Titles in RED
    are theatrical screenings

    Ming-liang Tsai
    Oct 27, 1957 -

    Face (2009) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    To Each His Cinema (2007) (segment "It's a Dream") [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Wayward Cloud (2005) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Welcome to São Paulo (2004) (segment "Aquarium")
    Good Bye, Dragon Inn (2003) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Skywalk Is Gone (2002) (Own the DVD, haven't watched it yet)
    What Time Is It There? (2001) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    A Conversation with God (2001)
    The Hole (1998) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The River (1997) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    My New Friends (1995) (TV)
    Vive L'Amour (1994) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Rebels of the Neon God (1992) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Boys (1991)
    All the Corners of the World (1989) (TV)

    Seen 10
    Own 9

    Ming-liang Tsai is the 60th director in this series that I've seen/met in person
     
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    Never heard of him or any of his films.
     
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    Have only seen "What Time is it There", which I didn't care for too much.
     
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    The Wayward Cloud (2005) ***1/2
    Welcome to São Paulo (2004) (segment "Aquarium")
    Good Bye, Dragon Inn (2003) ***
    The Skywalk Is Gone (2002) **1/2
    What Time Is It There? (2001) ***

    A Conversation with God (2001)
    The Hole (1998) ***
    The River (1997) ***

    My New Friends (1995) (TV)
    Vive L'Amour (1994)
    Rebels of the Neon God (1992) ***
    Boys (1991)
    All the Corners of the World (1989) (TV)


    Bolded films I've seen.
     
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    The Wayward Cloud (2005) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)


    Seen 7
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    The Wayward Cloud ***1/2

    This one was just...bizarre. Graphic sex, watermelons and kooky musical numbers...
     
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    The Wayward Cloud - B+ - Man, I wish I liked watermelon!
     
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    I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Seen 8
    Own 8

    Ming-liang Tsai is now the 60th director in this series that I've seen/met in person
     
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    Visage (2009) - 10/10

    I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006) - 9/10
    The Wayward Cloud (2005) - 9/10
    Good Bye, Dragon Inn (2003) - 8/10
    The Skywalk Is Gone (2002) - 8/10
    What Time Is It There? (2001) - 10/10
    A Conversation with God (2001) - 6/10

    The Hole (1998) - 10/10
    The River (1997) - 8/10
    Vive L'Amour (1994) - 9/10
    Rebels of the Neon God (1992) - 8/10


    Absolutely one of my favorites, for reasons I haven't quite figured out yet.
     
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    The Hole *** out of ****
     
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    To Each His Cinema (2007) (segment "It's a Dream") [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Seen 9
    Own 8
     
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    added I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006) - 9/10
     
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    I Don't Want to Sleep Alone - C
     
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    Heh, ya know, I tried to watch I Don't Want to Sleep Alone last week but had a cold and was doped up on cold meds. Not a good idea to mix Liang with Nyquil. I think I lasted about 15 minutes. [​IMG]
     
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    Face (2009) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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