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June 1, 2009

Monday Movie Still: Tokyo Story

Filed under: Uncategorized — David Schaengold @ 5:29 pm

After a two-week hiatus, the Monday Movie Still is back, with Ozu’s Tokyo Story. The film’s visual composition is almost exhaustively allegorical. This frame is typical. Ozu is concerned with exits and entrances, into and out of cities, and into and out of life, and his scenes are almost exclusively established and closed by empty architectural space through which the actors will pass.

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David Schaengold

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