Robin Wood on Ozu’s style:
… the purpose and function of the style is not to distract our attention from the characters and the narrative by displacing it on to something else: it is to guide our concentration firmly upon them and define a particular way of regarding them.
Storyboard sketch of Tokyo Story by Ranran Zhou
Richard Linklater: “I think there are two kinds of filmmakers. Ones that had their little 8mm cameras and their trains and were setting fires and blowing them up and crashing them into each other, and then there were the ones who read a lot and were going to the theater and maybe reading philosophy.”
Ozu // Arte
A film poster for Harakiri (1962) in Ozu’s An Autumn Afternoon (1962). For more, see Ozu’s Cinephilia at Current - The Criterion Collection.
Fujiko Yamamoto & her kimono in Ozu’s Equinox Flower // by Shiori Clark
Yoji Yamada’s Tokyo Family (2013)