“to think is easy; to act is difficult. to act as one thinks is the most difficult of all.” – fortune cookie fortune, 09.28.13
Thank you so much for the response on my post. I had no idea that there was such thing as a box set of scores from claire denis's films!!
It's official. Ford is the documenter of American mythology, Wiseman, American reality. And all the grey in between is our joy to hash out ourselves.
Yeah after a while you begin to get this grip over what is being discussed in the classrooms and then Wiseman has that scene in Krauss' classroom and it was so wildly specific and vastly over everyone's head (sans, I suppose Krauss and his students) that it was like Wiseman teasing us. So you think you get it, huh? That's what's great about all that grey between the two.
Ahh, Secret of Mamo. I admit I like it even more at times to Hayao Miyazaki's take on Lupin, The Castle of Cagliostro, because of how off-the-wall it gets by its end. That final version of the villain just left my jaw on the floor with how BIZARRE the image was, suddenly becoming a sci-fi headtrip. There's so many Lupin works out there that I wouldn't mind seeing, including one directed by Seijan Suzuki which I would really like to see. I have seen A Woman Called Fujiko Mine, having my eyes on it alongside another anime series released this year in Britain as a priority to see. I was at first disappointed in it until I actually thought about what it was and what the ideas it has are. Yes, its episodic and nothing is really new. Yes, its quite amoral and sordid. But its great for this. Its actually a highlight for 2013 for me even above some feature films. For its visual look, the fact that a female director and female key scriptwriter were allowed to make such a different anime from per usual, and that it effectively kicks any politically correct (male) viewer in the balls for their hypocrisy for having issues with a female heroine being continually naked and sexualised, but finding them being given a "dark backstory" to explain their brash attitudes perfectly acceptable. That series, if you haven't seen it, is definitely a meta-commentary with a feminist slant by its end, but its director Sayo Yamamoto also wanted it to be sexy and full of the nudity and content it had, so it asks an interesting additional question of how a female creator would tackle a femme fatale character like Fujiko.
yeah, i caught the first three episodes of fujiko mine (it's streaming on hulu+ here) before work this morning and thought they were pretty striking, good to hear the series is worth sticking with. i find the overt sexualization in this far less unsettling than the winking fanservice i've seen elsewhere! and some of the art totally reminded me of 'belladonna of sadness'...
The character designs were by Takeshi Koike, who is worth keeping an eye on as well. His feature length anime Redline is worth seeing; I loved it, but even someone who might find it empty would appreciate a hand drawn anime in this era that took years to be made before its 2009 debut and shows in its appearance.
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