Sunday, May 13, 2007

Lust, Caution: New Photos

Thanks to Tony for the pics


Fans of Brokeback Mountain take note: Oscar winning director Ang Lee has a new film Lust, Caution arriving in just a few months. It is not a remix of Brokeback which come to think of it could've had the same title Lust (Jack) Caution (Ennis). This one is a 1940s set espionage thriller which stars the one and only Tony Leung Chiu Wai. It's coming out this fall courtesy of Focus Features. [This film was also part of our 2007 preview: "We Can't Wait"]

Click to enlarge the new stills and set photos...













The title Lust, Caution feels perfect to me. It's both fact and warning: for every time that I see Tony Leung I feel LUST (capitals intended). And then the reminder: caution...

Nathaniel, Tony Leung is one of the worlds greatest movie stars and you are a penniless writer in Manhattan. Tony Leung lives 10,279 miles away in Hong Kong. Tony Leung only ever loved one man and he was acting when he did that. Tony Leung loves the ladies and is probably still taken (is he still with Carina Lau?)

Caution


One final picture that I love...


I have no idea what is happening in this scene but the photograph, free of context, reminds me of one of the greatest backseat of car shots in the history of cinema in In The Mood For Love with Tony and the incomparable Maggie Cheung in the process of ripping our collective hearts out. Maggie does not appear in this new film... Joan Chen plays Tony's wife and the girl in the photos here --his mistress? -- is debuting actress Tang Wei. Lust, Caution is scheduled to open on September 28th in selected cities.

8 comments:

Chinese Odyssey said...

I have seen Tang Wei in "Che Guevara", a Chinese version of the paly, she was very passionate and infectious.

In case you didnt see, this is a clips i post yesterday,which showed a little bit of Lust, Caution:

http://www.focusfeatures.com/clips/about_focus/spring07-480x260.mov

Anonymous said...

Colour me excited.

J.D. Judge said...

Yeah, this seems like it will be great. Although I'm not really a fan of BBM (don't shoot me) Ang Lee is still a great director, that's obvious.

I thought Crash was way better. [ducks as fast as humanly possible]

Anonymous said...

LOVE Tony Leung, why can't other actors be like him.

And don't worry j.d judge I love Ang Lee but even I thought Crash was a better movie.

Marshall said...

If you can't fix it Nat, you gotta stand it.

NATHANIEL R said...

i been 'standin' it' since 2001 when i first saw in the mood for love...

Tram said...

Sigh.

A hottie heads up, Nat: Tony and Takeshi Kaneshiro will be in Alan Mak and Andrew Lau's upcoming Confession of Pain.

Anonymous said...

Crash was trite and boringly redundant. Even its message was nothing new or exciting.

No comparison to BBM.