Wong typically doesn't use screenplays (although I can't speak to "In the Mood for Love."). Chris Doyle (Wong's cinematographer) describes the films' structure as "fat man's feet" - getting from place to place without ever being able to see them (or something like that). So much so that even character names are left up in the air - Doyle remarks on the day that Wong appropriated the names of two crew members for the lead characters in "Happy Together" - "My focus puller is in love with my gaffer - who knew?"
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