Wong is among the world's most celebrated filmmakers, a longtime festival favorite for films such as "Chungking Express" and "In the Mood for Love." His latest, "The Grandmaster," is a romantic martial arts epic that was submitted for the foreign language Oscar, representing Hong Kong.
Wong opened the conversation by declaring Scorsese "my hero" and noting how he and his cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd -- recently nominated for an American Society of Cinematographers award -- watched Scorsese's
Scorsese talked briefly of the post-production race to finish "Wolf," but the spotlight in the conversation was clearly on Wong, even as he repeatedly paid tribute to the American filmmaker. Wong mentioned how he got into the habit of playing music on set after learning that Scorsese did it. Throughout the shoot of "The Grandmaster," Wong would play music from director Sergio Leone's
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