Tuesday, January 24, 2006

What is hip?

Along the lines of the Tower of Power song, here's a random list of what is hip.

Can't wait to see the new McDull film that is half cartoon and half real people. May break some new ground. The first McDull film was a nostalgic look at old Hong Kong with a poignant ending. The second one was even sadder and more philosophical. This one aims to please with a stellar cast (of a who's who of Hong Kong actors) during the Lunar New Year. Watch the trailer here.

Ang Lee and "Brokeback."

Hacken Lee's wedding.

Cecilia Cheung and "The Shopaholics."

Erroll Garner may be the most romantic jazz pianist ever.

Art Tatum's music is the language of God.

The greatest filmmakers in the world have a way of romanticizing the past or the present: Wong Kar Wai's "2046," Peter Chan's "Perhaps Love," Woody Allen's "Match Point," Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain," Truffaut's "Jules and Jim," and Claude Sautet's "Un Coeur en Hiver."

Most romantic song of the week: John Coltrane's "It's Easy to Remember."

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