Date of Completion
Honors College Thesis
Film and Television Studies
Honors College, College of Arts and Science Honors
Hyon Joo Yoo
creative project, film and tv studies, Wong Kar-wai, psychoanalysis, short film, Hong Kong
Wong Kar-wai is an auteur whose body of work constitutes over 20+ short and feature films. Wong is a Hong Kong director with a unique audio-visual style. His audio-visual style works best to enhance and compliment his film’s themes of loss, love, and memory. Wong’s films are a body of work that can be compared to other filmmakers and examined under many different critical theory lenses. This essay analyzes Wong Kar-wai’s films using the lens of psychoanalysis. The focus is on the unofficial Wong Kar-wai trilogy: Days of Being Wild (1990), In the Mood for Love (2000), and 2046 (2004). Ultimately, this essay is the accompaniment to Ellipsis the short film that seeks to recreate the mood and tones of Wong Kar- wai’s work using his audio-visual style as a jumping point to think of ways I can develop my own style.
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Buzzell, Alec O., "A Means to an End, A Means to an End, A Means to an End: Repetition through two filmmakers and four films" (2017). UVM Honors College Senior Theses. 135.