(Visual) Quotes of quotes of quotes of quotes, 12/8

A batch of images from one of the decade’s best (as anyone who has read my not-yet-revealed “Best of the 00s” list could tell you), the endlessly entrancing Goodbye Dragon Inn (2003). To paraphrase Paul Valéry, films are aesthetic objects designed to induce cinematic modes of consciousness; is there a film from the last ten years that achieves this function more successfully than does Tsai Ming-liang’s apparatus-baring half-history lesson/half-ghost story?

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