Figured I’d watch Fallen Angels!
I really wish it could have been possible for me to have seen this before ever coming into contact with Cowboy Bebop.
It’s almost immediately apparent that this was a heavy influence (probably the primary one) on Cowbop. Not just stylistically but most of the characters are almost 1:1. Leon Lai and Takeshi Kaneshiro are both Spike, Michelle Reis is Faye, Blondie is Ed, Kaneshiro’s father is Jet. All it’s missing is a corgi.
There’s even that episode Ballad of Fallen Angels that’s an obvious tip-off. I don’t mean to sound like I’ve stumbled upon some hidden secret that no one else was privy to, but CB must sure attract a lot of morons because they praise that show like there’s never been anything as stylish cool and sexy before or since, and I don’t think I’ve ever heard this movie brought up in their discussions.
(I like Cowboy Bebop just fine, but I need the world to understand that Samurai Champloo was always better.)
Michelle Reis’ raven fringe threatening to swallow her whole face and the shiny dresses she wears is an incredible look. Holy fuck.
Before this week, the only Wong Kar Wai film I’d seen was 2046, and it left a lukewarm impression on me. Should I watch Days of Being Wild and In the Mood for Love?