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    Subject: Thoughts on your review
    Date: Mar 4, 2004
    Sender: WacowPrevious

    Dear Mr. Tanzer

    First, I really like the point you brought up about the relevance between the film and the introduction sequences. It certainly built a backbone for the entire film.

    However, I have some suggestions about your review. I do not agree that this film is just a statement about the perception of women in Taiwan, nor would I agree with the male characters being clowns worth a few laughs.

    Please note that Wu Bai (not Bai Wu) in real life is a popular rock musician, while the guy who wears a fake beard and pretends to have a limp was actually playing himself in the movie (Niu ChengZe, one of the most influential actors/filmmakers in Taiwan, who constantly suffers from relationship problems in real life).

    Through the conversations, the film examines each character┴¤s sadistic personality and obsessions, while we slowly delve into Wu┴¤s (Du┴¤s) deepest complication.
    Therefore, I believe that this a film that took on a very interesting approach as a character study rather than digging into a Taiwanese woman's misadventures with the personal ads and the problem with blind dates.

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