Wong Kar-Wai's films are the type that you really need to look deep into to understand why they are effective. I remember watching In The Mood For Love, and focusing on all of the subtle details that made that movie great. It was a romance film where the romance was not directly shown. Rather, it was seen through subtle elements like body language, character's looks, or even the cinematography. Wong Kar-Wai looks at romance very differently than many other directors I have seen. His films focus on the subtlety of romance. Rather than having this grand story where the characters are pouring their hearts out and professing their love for one another, his films focus on the subtle nuances that show that they are in love. Watching Chungking Express, I didn't really know what to expect. What I got was another take on how Wong Kar-Wai sees romance and how it can be approached in a subtle way.