Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Wong Kar-Wai's film work has always been full of controversial topics. Their filming technique often raise extensive discussion including the connotation of the script and the characters scored showing a special film language. This article analyzes the film text, using Hou Hsiao-Hsien's Millennium Mambo and Wong Kar-Wai's Chungking Express as the research topic, to explore whether the sound performance practices and the theme of the film representation has absolute correlation? How does sound become a cohesion filed of cultural imagination? This research will also investigate the interaction between different levels of sounds in the movie and its use of film language practices; to verify the position and importance of sound elements in the film.
Keywords: Sound, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Wong Kar-Wai, Millennium Mambo, Chungking Express
Chun-Wen Fang, Tatung University, Taiwan
Li-Chieh Chen, Tatung University, Taiwan
Min-Chih Lee, Chung Chou University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Yu Di Huang, Chung Chou University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
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