Saturday, July 02, 2005

Saving Face, Episode VII: This that and the other thing

Message from Alice.....

From: Alice Wu
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2005 4:00 PM
Subject: Saving Face, Episode VII: This that and the other thing

Hi there.

I so desperately want to have something sparkly or fun to report, but really, this was just a nice relaxing week. I am wishing you all a wonderful weekend celebrating independence of any sort.

As always,

alice

p.s. The film is starting to close in some markets (it might be closing soon in New York City, San Francisco, etc) so if you know of anyone who wants to see it, now would be the time. Thanks again for your vigilance!


35 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is "Saving Face" ever going to be released internationally? or on DVD? I'm dying to see it~~

3/7/05 05:17  
Anonymous KD from Los Angeles said...

This was an incredible movie! I have seen it 3 times! Wil & Vivian are beutiful characters, and so are Michelle & Lynn, whom by the way nailed their parts!!! The story speaks to many who are not only Chinese, but who come from other cultures where sexuality, gender roles are "black and white". Oh, and just for the record, I am not Asian! :)

Loved the movie, loved the story, I can't wait to buy the DVD!! Anyone knows when it comes out? Oh and by the way, let's get these girls on the L Word! They are beautiful, and it would spice up the predominantly "white" cast! :)

3/7/05 05:58  
Anonymous tina said...

Oooh - yes, let's try and get them on "the L Word" I think I remember reading an interview (I think on afterellen) about how they wanted to do that. How would we go about helping? Maybe write to Showtime?

3/7/05 08:31  
Blogger kc said...

This film finally released in Nashville this past Friday (I was scared that it wouldn't at all) and I finally got to see it. Twice! I loved it. I went with friends both times, and they loved it, too. I could relate to so much in the film as well. When I went Saturday night, there was a pretty nice turnout and the movie received a lot of laughs throughout (the first night, I went at a late showing so there wasn't as much people). Alice Wu did a wondeful job, Joan Chen stole the show, and Michelle and Lynn were fantastic. Add me to the list of folks who can't wait for the DVD (with great bonus features, hopefully!).

11/7/05 01:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This movie just released in Vancouver, Canada last week. I watched it 3 times within a week!! I love it. I'm thinking of bringing my mom with me the 4th time. But then my mom's english level is just as great as "Ma". I hope the DVD will be out soon and with Chinese subtitle. haha... good job Alice!

16/7/05 16:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beat ya, I saw it 7 times in Vancouver! LOL! Great to see somebody else in Vancouver enjoy it so much too. Wanna see it again? Two fans seeing the best movie in town. Contact me at lampostx@hotmail.com.

17/7/05 19:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to Alice and the fans that "Saving Face" broke box office of $1 mil during the past weekend.

19/7/05 01:41  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i emailed sony picture classics about SAVING FACE and whether or not they were going to release a dvd for it (they would be idiots if they didnt) and the person who replied back said yes, they would. they dont have a release date yet because the movie is still playing in theaters. once that is through, they will decided on a date.

22/7/05 03:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does anyone know if the soundtrack is going to come out? damn..if not its going to be a pain like copying songs with dialogue from the dvd or something.

23/7/05 04:41  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn it, I e-mailed Sony Picture Classics a long while back and they never responded to my e-mail.

Well, they stopped showing it here in San Francisco already (to my knowledge T^T) and I have this urge to watch it again - the DVD is a must.

27/7/05 10:58  
Blogger kc said...

They stopped showing it here, too (Nashville). I did manage to see it four times and brought different friends each time (who all loved it). Alice, if you read this, I hope you (and maybe your leading actresses, too) do commentary for the DVD!

27/7/05 22:55  
Blogger J said...

I hope the DVD will have lots of deleted scenes...

28/7/05 01:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes yes... include all the deleted scenes... commentary is a must... and mayb interviews with the actors/actresses...
It has stopped showing in Vancouver too... I found that out when I wana watch it for my 4th time... it was only on the theater for 2 or 3 weeks... most of my friends watched it, but there's one who missed it cuz she's out of town... she's dying to see it...

28/7/05 02:58  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im from australia and i just saw it, finally! its amazing! the 3 main characters are so full of life, and the 3 actresses are beautiful. excellent movie x

2/8/05 02:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the DVD is going to come out on October 18th, 2005!

16/8/05 23:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Features include:

Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
English DD5.1 Surround
French Dolby Surround
English and French subtitles
Audio Commentary with director Alice Wu
Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
Behind-the-Scenes of SAVING FACE featurette
Sundance Diary featurette

17/8/05 00:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fabulous. now if commotion records would freakin reply back to me about the soundtrack that would be great.

17/8/05 04:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am back, still loveing it.

17/8/05 12:36  
Anonymous Yaya said...

Let's hope it's shown in theatres in Asia before DVD is released.

17/8/05 12:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SF will show in Taipei in November.

17/8/05 13:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont know how many people are going to get to read this but i dont know where else i can post this information. i was just watching ktsf channel 26 and there was a preview of a show called stir that shows on saturdays at 6:30. alice wu is featured (along with stephen chow, kung fu hustle) on the 8/20 show. i dont know what they're going to talk about, but check it out! i'm just excited that there's something saving face related on tv.

17/8/05 19:24  
Anonymous Yaya said...

I saw the above post. But that's not in East Coast, right?

17/8/05 22:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was the one who posted about the alice wu on stir. yeah, i'm from the bay area and ktsf 26 is a west coast asian american channel.

18/8/05 03:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have seen the movie 3 times in 3 days, its only release in 2 different cinemas in Sydney so cant go too many time. one of best film, hope its released in DVD soon.

22/8/05 01:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be :) - On 10/18/05 (w00t!)

(see my above post about the features on the DVD)

22/8/05 11:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

saving face is doing well in singapore too, 4 showtimes per day at each cinema it's shown at (compared to 2-3 showtimes when it first came out)... and it's 9th at the box office too...

think it's amazing to see such real protrayals of chinese-americans on e big screen.. e images and personalities stuck in my mind for a long time..

8/11/05 01:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any news on e soundtrack?

8/11/05 01:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

saving face won e audience choice award at the recent golden horse awards (e chinese movie world's version of e oscars)... congrats to alice wu, michelle krusiec and lynn chen, and teddy zee e guy who got e production $ in! :-)

michelle krusiec was also nominated for best actress for e golden horse awards and lost out by one vote only... sighs...

hope to see more works of saving face quality soon...

21/11/05 00:54  
Anonymous bedone said...

I think I could feel how Wil's feeling,what she afraid of ,why she didn't ask vivian to stay by her,mabey I am the same person like her and atually it was painful.But I like that the director Alice Wu makes it seems more fun and less upset.After seeing this movie,I really feel better now.^_^
Thank You for Alice Wu!

27/12/05 12:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Alice,

I am very curious to know why Wil came out to her Ma by saying "I am gay" instead of honestly saying "I love Vivian?" Must we be gay to (fall in) love a same-sex person?,..or when we (fall in) love a same-sex person, we are automatically gay?

I thought that it was a contradictory point to the message that you wanted to bring out..that love has no inclinations...or does it??

6/3/06 02:54  
Anonymous someone in taiwan said...

我想我沒有看錯?在投幣機前,Wil偷偷的聞了Vivian的髮香,這讓我覺得導演非常的細膩,包括Vivian的對白是講出Wil穿哪一個明星的衣服牌子...很可惜台灣的翻譯卻沒把那女明星名字翻譯出來,只說他記得"她穿一件黃赫色的衣服"...我的朋友說這沒什麼差別,不過我個人認為...差太多了吧!這不是字面上的差異,而是感覺上的差異,不知道大家可以體會嗎?(我相信Alice Wu看的懂中文)所以寫上中文比較能清楚表達我的疑問...
I think I was sure that Wil furtively smelled Vivian's hair when they were in front of the vending machine.am I wroug?

8/3/06 08:26  
Anonymous me said...

is there any OST, cos' i love it very much!

28/3/06 00:14  
Blogger - j i b - said...

It's still going on on DVD, internationally ofcourse -- reporting from Thailand (^^)

Kudos to ALice!

15/9/06 03:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Alice for the beautiful movie "saving face". I could not sleep after watching it at night. It is touching and lovely movie that I saw myself in the two beautiful characters Michelle and Lynn. I feel close to them partly I am Asian. I do hope you can make more movie like this so that people can have good sense about being lesbian. I love you Michelle, Lynn and of course Alice.

30/10/07 03:54  
Anonymous Mia said...

Wil is adorable and the story is so uplifting. Just wonderful.
Thank you so much.

12/12/07 23:49  

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