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3.3
28 Ratings

The Song of Stone

Ishi no uta

Directed by Toshio Matsumoto
Japan, 1963
Avant-Garde, Documentary, Short

Synopsis

While extracting and polishing their blocks of stone, stonecutters used to say the stone is coming to life. This paradox provided Matsumoto with the best metaphor for what making a film is all about. In his opinion, filmmakers work images in the same way that stonecutters work stones.

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The Song of Stone Directed by Toshio Matsumoto