I was surprised by how many laughs Ozu got out of us. I did not expect to laugh as much as I did, which was a pleasant surprise.
I thought the clash between traditionalism and modernity was very well done, we saw it on many different levels, from dress to architecture to speech.
I also found that a lot of shots were repeated throughout the film in the families home. This, for me, really lent a great sense of intimacy, like the audience was a fixture of the home, never to be moved.
I also observed that of the very few track or dolly shots, most camera movements started after the action had taken place and only led into a cut to another scene.
As I mentioned in class, I found a lot of the synchronous movement strangely appealing. Something about it made me feel that this family was very tightly connected.
In addition, I liked how I didn’t really know what the film was about until it ended.
Im going to think about the film some more, let it marinate, we’ll see if I come up with anything else worth sharing.
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