The girl with the name that I will never know how to romanize properly but still love, is dabbling in singing with her quirky song “Hello Microphone”, theme song to quirky movie “Not All Women Are Bad”, in which she plays a quirky singer. I use the word quirky a lot because I don’t know any other adjectives for the movie. I wish I could call it good, but If You Are the One‘s director Feng Xiaogang has apparently monopolized that adjective for the season. But can he write lyrics??
Gui Lun-mei – Hello Microphone (lyrics by movie’s director Tsui Hark)
Feng Xiaogang actually had a few words about the other esteemed Chinese directors trying their hand at the holiday box office, saying that he had seen both “Not All Women Are Bad/All About Women” and “Mei Lanfang/Forever Enthralled” .
“Hark I feel has a very young heart, is very passionate, and likes to try new things. Kaige’s Mei Lanfang I should say…is directed…pretty well. In the same line of work, there’s many I admire. I’m afraid if I say more I may offend someone.”
I’m not sure if that sounds like how he meant for it to sound but I thought it was funny nevertheless and I can’t help but quote any veiled or semi-veiled jabs at Chen Kaige. Note I left the elipses (…) exactly as they are in the article.
Back to Guey Lun-mei I believe she did an “in-character” Hotspot photoshoot way back when this film was supposed to be released in October, just like Kitty Zhang Yuqi. Now if I could only find Zhou Xun’s I’d have the complete set.
And yeah, Tsui Hark should pay me for all the advertisement I am doing for his movie. But he did a hell of a fine job picking his female cast and his male eye-candy cast and I think I’ll still like this movie even if it is messy and too long as people say it is. Thank you for trying new things Tsui Hark.