"In Chungking, Wong moves beyond the traditional problems specific to a dehumanized, industrial society. To set the scene of modern dislocations and isolation, he begins to experiment with the narrative as well as the visual fragmentation of the space of the film by breaking it into two all but disconnected stories associated with one fast-food counter."
"Beautiful Resistance: The Early Films of Wong Kar-wai" by Martha P. Nochimson
Cinéaste, FALL 2005, Vol. 30, No. 4 (FALL 2005), pp. 9-13
"Faye's devotion to 'California Dreamin,' her nearly maddening mantra, is as insistent as Wong's dedication to the 'emotions' of inanimate objects: desperate to find a final tin of pineapple on the eve of its expiry date, #223 berates the Circle K clerk who's already discarded them for ignoring 'the feelings of the cans,' while #663, upon returning to his flooded flat, wonders to himself whether he'd forgotten to turn off the tap or if his apartment is simply growing sentimental."
"TIME PIECES: WONG KAR-WAI AND THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY" by Chuck Stephens
Film Comment, JANUARY-FEBRUARY 1996, Vol. 32, No. 1 (JANUARY-FEBRUARY 1996), pp. 12-18
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