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[LOOK] The French trailer for My Blueberry Nights (2007), plus more WKW clips & a Chris Doyle masterclass

MBN_frosting_235.jpgSight unseen, based entirely on a few of the images in this coming attraction, I want to put in a good word for the work of cinematographer Darius Khonji, who shot Wong Kar-Wai’s My Blueberry Nights, which opens Cannes today, and has already been insta-blogged and rapid-dissed. Reportedly, the movie opens with this shot of Norah Jones, nodding at a bakery counter, with frosting mussing her lip. Doesn’t the composition suggest a Buddha head you might have seen at the end of In The Mood For Love? Here’s the link to the trailer. Below: ten minutes of WKW at Cannes 2000 with Mood; a grubby copy of a WKW Motorola commercial with Faye Wong; WKW’s swell video for DJ Shadow’s “Six Days”; deleted scenes from Happy Together; and a nine-minute segment on DoP Chris Doyle from the BBC “Culture Show.”

Two additional clips are offered at the end of this one.

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