criterioncast:

Check out our good friend Kogonada’s wonderful new video, looking at “passageways” in the films of Yasujiro Ozu.

If you’ve forgotten, he created the epic “one point perspective” / Kubrick video.

missingozu:

Peanuts & Ozu

missingozu:

Peanuts & Ozu

(via bbook)

swintons:


I want people to feel without resorting to drama

—  Yasujirō Ozu on Late Autumn/秋日和 Akibiyori (1960)

swintons:

I want people to feel without resorting to drama

—  Yasujirō Ozu on Late Autumn/秋日和 Akibiyori (1960)

(Source: mizoguchi, via missingozu)

Ozu on “Humanness”

What do I mean by character?  Well, in a word, humanness.  If you don’t convey humanness, your work is worthless.  This is the purpose of all art.  In a film, emotion without humanness is a defect.  A person who is perfect at facial expression is not necessarily able to express humanness.  In fact, the expression of emotion often hinders the expression of humanness.  Knowing how to control emotion and knowing how to express humanness with this control––that is the job of a director.

(Source: missingozu, via truthandmovies)