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The Parallax Review Episode IV: Chungking Express (1994)

What a difference a movie makes. After watching Chungking Express, we became instant Wong Kar-wai fans.

We talk about the finesse required to capture the intangibility of dreams, "Dreams" by The Cranberries, and how Wong Kar-wai uses repetition to define a character's inner life.

Our intro and outro music is by Bodyman.

There are always spoilers.

  • Spoilers for Takeshi Kitano's Sonatine - (1:03:33 to 1:04:10)
  • (1:40:06) Anki flashcards app
  • (1:41:35) Radio Rentals podcast

 You can listen to the episode on Apple podcasts, Spotify, etc. If you leave us a 5-star review on iTunes, we'll read it aloud on the pod!