Well, I don't think I'll ever see a film where the director has the same love for fog shrouded bamboo forests, night, sparse lighting, roofs, and wind like Shindo does... and I don't care.
I think it's safe to call this one of the most visually beautiful, let alone creatively shot, films I've ever seen. Not only does Shindo capture the horror genre perfectly, I just love how he switches from horror to a sort-of-love-story. He also manages to mix…
The most beautiful film I have ever seen. The soundtrack, cinematography, script, visual effects, actors, and atmosphere are all perfect. I can't get the visuals out of my mind, either. The rain, neon, smoke, spinners, and those digitized building ads are the most beautiful things I've seen in film ... and they make me want to watch this film day after day after day.
But one of the most underrated things about this film is the acting. I love the…
This film didn't have as many striking shots as Late Spring, but it still employed the style that I'm beginning to fall in love with from Ozu. That camera positioned low and in a hallway, sometimes obscured by objects - which never moves.
The simplicity of the story is so easy to get lost in. People going about their daily lives, visiting each other at their homes, etc. I love how you really get to know the family, because by…