Sunday, March 1, 2009

Takeshi Kaneshiro..Perhaps Love?

I was catching up on the movies that are in my "to watch" bin. Decided to check out this movie that my sister brought me back from Shanghai.

Perhaps Love is a 2005 movie ( which reminded me of Baz Luhrman's Moulin Rouge. Before anything else I was amazed at the quality of a blue ray dvd. I've been watching too much online streaming video that I forgot how good a super clear dvd is to watch.

And since the dvd was so clear, I was amazed at how gorgeous looking Takeshi Kaneshiro is..still. Takeshi ( is not new to me. I have been a fan of his for quite some time now and have seen many of his works in Japan, Hongkong and China.

I loved his Japan tv dramas God Give Me More Time, Golden Bowl and Love 2000. I watched his Hongkong movies Anna Magdalena and Tempting Hearts. I loved his movie Turn Left, Turn Right. I even have a documentary of his travel in Scandinavia (?) or was it the North Pole? And more forgetable is this american movie he made called Too Tired To Die with Marisa Tomei.

I knew Takeshi is talented and versatile but one talent of his I kept forgetting is that he can actually sing and that was my revelation in Perhaps Love. Since the story within a story plot of the movie is a musical, Takeshi did a lot of singing in this movie.

Takeshi did this movie when he was 32 years old and I just could not help making screen captures of his beautiful face. I remember seeing a photo book of Takeshi in Shanghai last September and I wonder if the book is still there when I go back. I hope I have enough money to buy it. Otherwise his huge Armani billboards inside Shanghai Pudong airport will have to do for now.


Charlie said...

*drools* One of my favourite actors for ages. I haven't managed to see Perhaps Love yet but it's on my list.

I liked Turn Left Turn Right too and saw Lavender a while back which I wasn't keen on (the story that is) but the ending made me cry buckets.

My dream is an Andy Lau/Tony Leung/Takeshi Kaneshiro movie, but I haven't found one yet.

GIGI said...

I saw Lavender too! I lent my Takeshi vcds to someone and now I can't remember to who. I want them back!!!

I don't think Andy Lau/Tony Leung/Takeshi worked on a project together yet. Have you seen House of Flying Daggers?

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