"Tokyo Story (1953)" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

Mushroom cloud ended the war, land of the rising sun feels the wind of change. Husband and wife are going to Tokyo, they have not seen with their children. And their children care, need to work, you need to survive, you need to think about the future. Past - in the past. Sons, daughters, daughters-all but, carefully avoid contact with unexpected guests. Parents sincerely smiling, children avert their eyes. Through the wall of misunderstanding grows perennial problem. . Over the nihilists - careerists, for homespun birches - a river and a leisurely ferry
One - always calm, measured say, do not show emotion; others - often irritated, avert their eyes, saying sharply and abruptly. Conflict of generations passed brightly and clearly: young once to take a breath and think about life, the world is ruled by the laws of competition, "In Tokyo, too many people." Ozu clearly on the side of the fathers, long takes - a serious thought, how cinematic it wise old man. The camera is essentially two positions - the traditional for Ozu "sitting on eye level" and shared perspectives on which people-ants scurrying back and forth together with transport. Correct combinations visualized space-time continuum. Analysis, synthesis, deduction, induction, and two frames - the only way to understand the full picture. Shut up and listen, without interrupting, tomboy. Grow up - you will understand. Such is the language of cinema Ozu, no "simple to the complex».
Anthill more than a bunch of ants, the age-old wisdom is greater than a set of truisms, however, if somewhere and we can not agree with Ozu, it is in its absolute conservatism, in his somewhat rough extrapolation. Yes, everything changes, previous generations did not have time for the next, but that all the progress in this life. While some peacefully contemplate the flow of the river and think about the traditions, others have taught foreign languages, controlled unknown technique, create economic miracles, finally. It has always been and always will be, Moore's law is applicable not only to the transistors, the technological singularity is still very far away. Ozu rare exception represents the younger generation of petty and impolite, but it hardly does the trend, but they have others. Think fast, talk fast, as if live faster. The camera flies up in the distance on the lawn frolic children. They hardly remember what was the country, but these children - the future of Japan. Without loops, loops and spirals, straight ahead, straight
a little sad, but common and calm look at the things we can not change -. Here the mood of "Tokyo Story." Time and space are over, entropy always increases, and we are only at the point of non-existent four-dimensional map, which speeds disappear. Bird's-eye view, from the perspective of an outside observer is easy to take the fundamental laws, but Ozu tells about the feelings that arise when a person is really aware of itself this very point when he feels the connection times. Respect for elders, the central theme of the film, not just a rule of etiquette, respect for elders - a logical consequence of the fact that we all get old sooner or later, as a matter of respect unexpectedly turn on your 180. And here it is necessary to remember about humility, about the simple joys of harmony with nature, and yes, that really there to hide, death. Careerism, hedonism, asceticism - now is not important. Until someone chases time slice on the face has wrinkles, tears in his eyes. The train divides the frame into two parts. "Look what he is huge, this Tokyo."

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