Chungking Express (1994) was the Masculin féminin of the 1990s, a pop art movie about cool twentysomethings looking for love in the city that has replaced Paris as the center of the world-cinema imagination. What Jean-Luc Godard did for “the generation of Marx and Coca-Cola” in the mid-1960s, Wong Kar-wai did for restless Hong Kong youth during the anxious decade that preceded the handoff to China. Masculin féminin (1966) and Chungking Express were the first films in which their respective directors focused predominantly on characters who were around ten years their juniors. This generation gap imparts a sense of distance mixed with tenderness, and also focuses the films on the dominant issue for heterosexual young adults: how to negotiate the desire and confusion they feel vis-à-vis the opposite sex.

Chungking Express: Electric Youth by Amy Taubin

Chungking Express (1994) was the Masculin féminin of the 1990s, a pop art movie about cool twentysomethings looking for love in the city that has replaced Paris as the center of the world-cinema imagination. What Jean-Luc Godard did for “the generation of Marx and Coca-Cola” in the mid-1960s, Wong Kar-wai did for restless Hong Kong youth during the anxious decade that preceded the handoff to China. Masculin féminin (1966) and Chungking Express were the first films in which their respective directors focused predominantly on characters who were around ten years their juniors. This generation gap imparts a sense of distance mixed with tenderness, and also focuses the films on the dominant issue for heterosexual young adults: how to negotiate the desire and confusion they feel vis-à-vis the opposite sex.

Chungking Express: Electric Youth by Amy Taubin

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nàng này rất tím, rất chảnh. điện thoại đểu không diễn tả hết vẻ đẹp thiếu nữ. tuần trước ra nụ mãi mà ko nở. sốt ruột mới rước nàng vào phòng. tối tối đốt tinh dầu , bật rachmaninoff , trò chiện mí nàng. sáng sáng trước khi đi nhàm bật queen biểu diễn mua vui cho nàng. thế mà nở tung tóe thật. trộm vía . trông thế mà dễ dãi vãi =)))
dạo này mình mát tay. trồng cây ra quả. trồng hoa hoa nở. hẳn là điềm lành. sắp tới trồng ít cần cỏ xem xaoo:”»

How many roads must a man walk downBefore you call him a man?How many seas must a white dove sailBefore she sleeps in the sand?

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?

The grass was greener The light was brighter The taste was sweeter The nights of wonder With friends surrounded The dawn mist glowing The water flowing The endless river 

The grass was greener 
The light was brighter 
The taste was sweeter 
The nights of wonder 
With friends surrounded 
The dawn mist glowing 
The water flowing 
The endless river