Wong Kar-wai: A Reverse Shot Talkie

The Master Director talks about The Grandmaster
by Eric Hynes and Jeff Reichert  posted August 23, 2013
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In this latest installment of the Reverse Shot Talkies video interview series—an exclusive presentation of Moving Image Source and Reverse Shot—legendary Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai sits down with host Eric Hynes to talk about his latest feature, The Grandmaster. "Making this film was like swimming in winter," he says, describing his leap into unfamiliar martial-arts movie territory. Wong also discusses his cubistic approach to action sequences, his disinterest in telling a linear story, and how kung fu methodology comes in handy when he's being interviewed.



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Eric Hynes is a journalist based in Brooklyn. His writing has appeared in outlets such as the New York Times,Village Voice,Rolling Stone, Time Out New York, Slate, Movieline, and Cinema Scope. He's also a staff writer at Reverse Shot, where he hosts the online Talkies video series.

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Jeff Reichert is co-founder and editor of Reverse Shot, as well as the director of three films: Gerrymandering (2010), Remote Area Medical (2013), and This Time Next Year (2014).

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