um...i think, if i remember it correctly, wkw next schedule
film is 2047. it was suppose to star faye wong (the free-spirit in chungking express) in a sci-fi. it would be the 50th anniversary of china reclaimation of hong kong.
...that was over a year ago and i haven't heard anything since.
regarding the stock footage near the ending, i don't seriously think he wanted to imply any particular intrepetation, message to it. i'm drawing this conclusion based on...
1. all his previous films seems not to politically motivated to the least and nothing explicitly involving imperialist issues(though in happy... he footage the death of the chinese government head). remind me if i'm wrong.
2. i read through most of wkw, the book, which he insisted that most critics tend to over analyis his films. he stated that some of the over read parts of his films are created solely for practical, technical reasons.
well...maybe it is the beginning of more politically oriented wkw period...like godard after '68?
and in the book, maybe he just wanted to avoid explaining.
finally, i think he just want us to keep guessing, about
what exactly? it really doesn't matter.
ps. wkw doing a sci-fi...that's quite interesting, wouldn't you say?