grotesquely indulgent Battle Royale crossovers ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
one of my favorite animated movies
[ Compare/Contrast: Perfect Blue (1997, dir. Satoshi Kon) and Black Swan (2010, dir. Darren Aronofsky) ]
A young woman on the brink of stardom struggles to assert her adult identity and sexual autonomy while being stalked by a murderous doppelgänger.
Why did this never occur to me? I love both of these movies A LOT.
you realize aronofsky bought the rights to perfect blue years ago to let him copy/pay homage to a scene in requiem for a dream (the bathtub one, specifically), then made black swan using essentially the same story with only a few details changed (the occupation of the main character, the setting, etc.) and copying multiple scenes, sometimes exactly, and then went on to say he took no inspiration or ideas or scenes from perfect blue and was not influenced by it at all, despite owning the rights to it,having previously done so (which was why he bought the rights in the first place), and the year 2010 being the year black swan came out as well as the death of satoshi kon, perfect blue’s director.
tl;dr FUCK aronofsky.
yeah this is why i just assume poc made everything. tl;dr white folks aint shit and stay stealing….every time i get comfortable it turns out a poc actually did it first and someone stole it
I still like Requiem and Black Swan, but after watching The Fountain is when I realized he was pretentious trash. Requiem was a movie version of a book, and Black Swan was pretty much stolen. The two films I know of that were original creations of his, while visually interesting, tell no real story. He isn’t a good storyteller or all that creative. And to hear he actively denies taking inspiration from Satoshi Kon just makes me respect his re-imagining of existing media even less and makes the distance between the artistic integrity of truly great directors and himself that much wider.
tl;dr FUCK aronofsky.
Sidenote: This isn’t a race issue. It’s about artistic integrity and creative prowess. The above comment about “white folks aint shit” is not only grammatically wrong, but also strangely out of place. Satoshi Kon wasn’t a great director because he was Japaneses. He was a great director who happened to be Japanese. And while cultural influence does seep through with these types of things, I hardly think it’s enough to claim white people have never created any art of value without stealing it from a poc. Get a thesaurus and some critical thinking skills.
tl;dr FUCK thinking being a poc makes your art better by default.
The young girl in the school-girl uniform is O-Ren’s personal bodyguard, 17-year-old Gogo Yubari. Gogo may be young, but what she lacks in age, she makes up for in madness.
Paprika (Papurika, 2006) Dir.Satoshi Kon
I watched Red State (directed by Kevin Smith) and despite the awkward pacing, over-acting and anticlimactic ending, I liked it a lot. For this scene, in particular. I was so fucking uncomfortable I almost wanted to shut the tv off. Not in many years has a piece of cinema been able to make my skin crawl and make me feel genuine horror. I also didn’t think it was possible for me to be anymore afraid of the government or heterosexual white folk then I already was. Brava, Mr. Smith. Brava.
Would have loved to see the alternate “Rapture” ending, though. Sounded bad ass.
Not for fans of Kevin Smith’s previous films. A comedy, this is not. I’d recommend this if you are a fan of psychological horror.
Look at this cutie.