Friday, June 14, 2013

Ozu at Film Forum

Ozu at Film Forum. "...His filming style was among the most eccentric and austere in world cinema: little-to-no camera movement, the total absence of fades or dissolves — straight cutting from scene to scene only, the unvarying camera angle — always from a low angle; the use of unpeopled “still life” shots as bridges between sequences; creating in its three-dimensionality, in its sense of other life lived beyond the screen frame, even beyond the film’s own duration, a sense of plot islands floating in a sea of life, informed by the benevolent world-view of one of the most idiosyncratic and greatest of filmmakers."


Post a Comment

<< Home