Freitag, 19. August 2011

Dodesukaden (Kurosawa, 1970) - KJ #147

Different stories in a slum in Tokyo.

Some very touching story ideas that would make great short films, funny, sad, tragic and weird. The film doesn't manage to connect to an overarching whole - the people are not connected enough. If that would have been achieved I am sure this would be one of the greatest films ever.

Spectacular color, especially in the father-boy scene where the sunset becomes painted and everything is bathed in the wildest of colors.

Is this where the original sequence of an empty flying plastic bag comes from? Because the girl in the flowers strongly reminds me of American Beauty. I am actually pretty sure, Sam Mendes took some of the imagery here.


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