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31 Ratings

The Song of Stone

Ishi no uta

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


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

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