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jhan2294 Dec 11, 2016 7:32 AM
Well, I don't believe many works are completely original. Everyone has inspirations. What I'm saying is they didn't feel like strong connections with those filmmakers, as compared to M. Night Shyamalan who is very obviously inspired by/recreating Alfred Hitchcock's style. If anything, Hideaki Anno feels more connected to Kubrick than anyone else in anime I've seen, and he still manages to have his own style which is unique. Mokoto has his own style, it's a nice style too, usually more melancholic than his contemporaries. It doesn't feel too connected to those other directors for me personally, other than the base level that most all director's will take away after watching/studying these master's works.

Also, I actually haven't seen any of Kon's works yet. I have them all, and I'm waiting for the right time to spend an entire month watching all his works, which I'm very excited to do in the near future.

And it's alright if you don't have the citation this time, I'd just like to challenge you to do so, as it will make your future claims have more weight to them, and others will be forced to take your opinions into consideration with factual references to back them up.

By the way, thanks for being a really good sport about all of this. I was a bit over zealous in my first post, but thank you for keeping it cool. That's a really great quality to have, especially on the internet.
TheKillerAngel Dec 10, 2016 8:45 PM
Well, it shuts up the people who think you were some kind of plant.
jhan2294 Dec 8, 2016 4:36 PM
Are you speaking of Shinkai in the second sentence? If so I'd need a source for the claim.

And yes, Kubrick had aggressive match cuts at times, but they were always motivated thematically, not just stylistic. Again, I like Shinkai's new film, it was good. But much of the film's interesting shots are superficial and don't feel motivated in any meaningful way. It doesn't have that weight of genuine feeling or idea that Kubrick's or Kurosawa's oozed from almost every frame. The only motivation for most of the shots are to achieve maximum emotional impact (mostly either laughter or sadness). Which is fine, that's not a crime, and it's still a pretty good film. I'm excited to see where Shinkai will go next. I'm just trying to say that because some aspects might seem remotely similar on the surface doesn't make them the same, or mean they carry the same meaningful weight, or that they are meaningfully linked together. If you liked the film more than I did, awesome! I'm definitely not trying o say it's a bad film or you have bad taste. What I am saying is that I'm just not convinced so far (after watching and our discussion) that the film was anywhere as good as the other film director's work that you mentioned in your original post. I'd need a lot more proof or sources to convince me.
jhan2294 Dec 8, 2016 2:18 PM
Not to be rude, but yes, I think you're looking way too much into this film. I believe it is a little too convenient to be doing both Kubrick AND Ozu, among other directors you mentioned. They all have completely different styles. It would be like saying the new Star Wars films is great because it feels like a kids fantasy movie and a documentary and a romantic-comedy at the same time. It doesn't make sense. And I did watch the film. It's fine, a step up in many ways for Mokoto, but also a step back in some ways compared to the Garden of Words. I don' there is anything in the film that even comes close to what Kubrick was doing with film stock, and low angles are just a common staple of Japanese cinematography. Many anime use low angels, that doesn't mean all anime is referencing Ozu all the time. I appreciate mentioning great filmmakers, but I just find the claims to be a bit far off base.
TheKillerAngel Dec 6, 2016 9:14 PM
That's pretty impressive. I've never been much of a manga reader and I only started watching seriously anime some time in mid 2015. Consider doing what you can to fill out your profile though. I find this site useful for getting recommendations and figuring out what to watch next.
TheKillerAngel Dec 6, 2016 8:58 PM
What other anime have you watched?
-PK Nov 24, 2016 8:03 AM
and u haven't even scored the movie... GG
R_TF Sep 28, 2016 9:52 AM
Now, on the topic of the plot, it is not that I won't spoil the movie for you, it is that I genuinely cannot. Much like how Inception cannot truley be summarized, this film cannot truley be summarized>.LMAO


Really?Inception?AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
jhan2294 Sep 23, 2016 10:47 PM
So, apparently (cinematography-wise, which is my area of relative expertise) this new film blows Stanley Kubrick's work out of the water (99% doubtful), and is somehow a homage/uses similar cinematography as Akira Kurosawa AND Yasujiro Ozu AND Satoshi Kon at the same time (all of which had quite different camera work, 99% doubtful).

Basically, Makoto Shinkai's latest film is either the new Citizen Kane we've been waiting 75 years for (99% doubtful), or this is a decent (albeit very troll) satire.
ZachM Sep 15, 2016 10:56 AM
Holy fuck delete your account

I don't even care if this is satire or not
Repeat_it_in_red Sep 14, 2016 5:24 AM
I'm genuinely envious of your ability to actually expresss near to nothing while still writing over 600 words
Rahkshilord Sep 10, 2016 7:04 PM
I feel like your review is satire but I'm not sure, if it is then well done if not then... wow
Kaziki Sep 10, 2016 5:26 AM
MAL's rating system is retarded
people make accounts to make av scored go up or down
and mal never bans these obvious spam accounts
Kaziki Sep 10, 2016 5:24 AM
Why are new people on MAL with only one finished anime are allowed to write reviews?
TheKillerAngel Sep 10, 2016 4:01 AM
It seems this guy watched the film at AX (it premiered July 3) and hasn't logged in since since writing his review, evidenced by the date he completed the film and the fact that it's been reset to PTW rather than completed (due the the film's release date changing). I'd say the account and review is legit.