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Jay H § Matching cuts / 2014-10-02 02:41:13

Matching cuts

I’m not sure if this video is enjoyable/meaningful if you’re not already a Satoshi Kon fan, but man I really enjoyed it. Maybe the images are arresting enough to entice a non-fan to try out one of Kon’s movies? Paprika, perhaps?

He was just the best.


I’ve never seen a Satoshi Kon film but I am an editor so I found this very enjoyable.

Despite the world becoming increasingly visual, we are never really taught how visual grammar works, leaving the power of pictures off-bounds for many. So it’s always fascinating to discover people like Kon who study and experiment with picture-telling so intensely.

I’ll be checking out his back catalogue!

This is fantastic, not just because it gives me an introduction to a filmmaker I didn’t know anything about (and probably should have), but because I come away feeling like I’ve learned a bit of the language of film. Or at least I will have done after another viewing or two. (I mean, just the names of various types of edits, but that’s a big thing!)

Wow, this guy has done some incredible work, and yes the video was more than enough to get me interested in more of his movies. Thanks.

Absolutely wonderful.

Ditto Gavin and Inque. I had never heard of Kon, but definitely appreciated this video and will check out Paprika.

It’s always fascinating when you’re shown you the original and original-inspired scene/image side-by-side, like Zhou does here.

The documentary “Jodorowsky’s Dune” does that with sci-fi movies. For example, at the end of this trailer:

It also reminds me of this post, “The 19th Century Painting That Most Blockbuster Movie Posters Are Based On”:

It would be awesome to have a tool that maps the genealogy of images. Maybe something to tack onto the Visipedia project:

Just to add one more tally to the consensus: Satoshi Kon, I now know, is awesome. Thank you.

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