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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

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.”

Chishu Ryu in Ozu’s The Munekata Sisters (1950).

Chishu Ryu in Ozu’s The Munekata Sisters (1950).

Ozu // Arte

Ozu // Arte

Ozu Posters, Part Three // Part One is here. Part Two is here. Posters and films are identified in the captions.

Ozu Posters, Part Two // I’ve been meaning to put these up for a while. Here are the other film posters in Ozu’s films, which were not included in Ozu’s Cinephilia. And here’s Part Three. Posters and films are identified in the captions. 

A film poster for Harakiri (1962) in Ozu’s An Autumn Afternoon (1962). For more, see Ozu’s Cinephilia at Current - The Criterion Collection.

A film poster for Harakiri (1962) in Ozu’s An Autumn Afternoon (1962). For more, see Ozu’s Cinephilia at Current - The Criterion Collection.

The June issue of Vanity Fair (1932) in Ozu’s Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth? (1932)

The June issue of Vanity Fair (1932) in Ozu’s Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth? (1932)

Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (1941)

Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (1941)

Tatsuo Saito in Ozu’s Days of Youth (1929)

Tatsuo Saito in Ozu’s Days of Youth (1929)

Fujiko Yamamoto & her kimono in Ozu’s Equinox Flower // by Shiori Clark

Fujiko Yamamoto & her kimono in Ozu’s Equinox Flower // by Shiori Clark

"The cold winter is over. Spring has come." // Tokyo Story (1953)

"The cold winter is over. Spring has come." // Tokyo Story (1953)

I want this painting. // Alley from Ozu’s An Autumn Afternoon (Sanma no aji)

I want this painting. // Alley from Ozu’s An Autumn Afternoon (Sanma no aji)

Yoji Yamada’s Tokyo Family (2013)