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Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Friday, February 12, 2010

“Technology Ruins Romance”

I find it appropriate that I should re-post these three short films from Wong Fu Productions in my blog.

“The Letters” The first one is my favorite. The Mexican-novella type of acting and the tight script, albeit a bit predictable, works well.

“Destiny” This would have been my favorite, simple because it features two cute Asian guys. (Between the two of them? Why not!) It was only the twist in the middle that bothered me. It was too implausible, and it asked too much suspension of disbelief (yeah, yeah, I know it’s just a joke, but even jokes need to be grounded on something for it to work). Despite that, I still enjoyed watching this.

“War Torn” The third one I found the corniest. I get the over-exaggerated acting bit, but I think it would have been smarter if the acting was more truthful and sincere—as if he really believed what he was saying.* Ah well.

*However, in the behind-the-scenes outtakes, the guy playing the marine is actually hilarious with his improvised lines. Go figure.

Anyway, have a Happy Valentine’s! And Kung Hei Fat Choi!


MrCens said...

is this the reason why mcvie-the techy, is a certified NBSB or all his attempts ruined before it!

Robert Daniel said...

May your Valentine's turn our surprising. Thanks for taking all the trouble in finding and posting these entertaining items in your blog. And good luck on the year of the metal tiger.