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9.23.2008

a whole lot of wayne wang

Seems like I've been seeing mention Wayne Wang all over the place lately. First, here's an indieWIRE review of his latest film, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, which opened in select theaters last Friday: REVIEW | The New World: Wayne Wang's "A Thousand Years of Good Prayers."

Salon.com has a great profile on Wayne Wang and his curious, all-over-the-place career since he arrived on the scene 25 years ago with the now-classic Chan Is Missing, comparing him to the likes of Jim Jarmusch, Alex Cox and Spike Lee: Wayne Wang isn't missing.

Also, film critic/host Elvis Mitchell recently interviewed Wayne Wang for KCRW's The Treatment. It's actually a web-exclusive show that never made it onto the air. Download/listen to it here.

Online arts magazine Asia Pacific Arts also has a good, in-depth interview with Wayne Wang in their latest issue. This one's great for the film nerds: Alternating Angles: an interview with director Wayne Wang. I also recommend checking out the rest of the issue, which has tons of great stuff, including their Top Ten list of Non-Asian themed movies directed by Asian Americans.

And finally, Ling Liu over at TIME tells me that they've got an upcoming interview with Wayne Wang, and they're asking readers to submit questions for the director. Leave your questions here: Ask Wayne Wang.