Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Brief Moment In "Late Spring"

From Yasujiro Ozu's "Late Spring", 1949.

Ozu's images are very concise, avoiding the sort of techniques that would muddle the image—a dissolve, a fade, a moving camera—which is why this quiet, perfect film posed a bit of a challenge to my fetishistic urge to extract the type of near-abstract frames I've pasted all over this blog.  Here is what I found: a spare image of a train as it emerges from a tunnel.

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