Welcome back to Sentimental Sentences, where I explore individual sentences that mean a lot more than they seem, at least to me. The most recent Legends of Tomorrow episode, featuring the Legends heading to a reinvented Camelot, had one nugget that stuck with me in what was honestly a sub par episode. Read More
Well, friends, it’s been an interesting five nights, and all thanks to our host, Mr Satoshi Kon. Read More
Well, we’ve finally arrived at the final stretch of the Satoshi Kon watch. What say we wrap it up, shall we? For the fourth and fifth nights at Satoshi Kon’s, it’s 2004′ Paranoia Agent and Kon’s final film, 2006’s Paprika Read More
I was quite apprehensiveexcited for this one. Apprehensive: I was unwilling to watch another film in the vein of Millennium Actress, in that it merely did the thing the other thing did again, while adding minor points that, while important, didn’t save the sameness of the film overall. Excited: I was definitely aware that this was the film that differed in tone and subject matter, and was certainly looking forward to a film that would apply Kon’s skills to something different, yet perfectly conducive to comedy through the detail of his art. So I was absolutely on board with the film, despite a fear of burning out on Kon’s style. Read More
Two weeks later.
10/10, would exams again
So, to start off, Kon’s directorial debut. From what I know about Satoshi Kon, he seems very concerned with the nature of reality in his films, with that and his apparent penchant for cool editing are what drew me to him in the first place, as well as his prestige. That said, I was unprepared for this. Read More
Long ago, in the land before time, there existed a man… A myth… A legend…
His name was Mamoru Oshii, and I made it a quest to watch his films, valiantly blogging my thoughts, and seeing how I would receive each film or series. Subtly but not so subtly ripping off Digibro’s 8 Nights of Kara no Kyoukai, I pressed on…
Until I realised that he was far too prolific for my free time, and made it Satoshi Kon instead.
Since this was a project, I decided to get it out of the way in Christmas. For those who haven’t seen 8 Nights of Kara no Kyoukai, it was Digi watching one film a night, and discussing how each film connected with him, and why. Slightly too esoteric for my taste, but it’s what I’m attempting to emulate here.
Although I was intending to write each post immediately after I watched each film, that didn’t happen, but I’ll be trying to write as if I had just seen each anime. I started this on the 26th, and watched Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent, and Paprika, one a day. I did the same with Kara no Kyoukai before and during this, but that’ll be one post as a general reflection, as there’s too much in that series to do one post per film.
So then, let it begin.