Friday, August 1, 2014

The Brilliance of Satoshi Kon


As always, I'm on the road again.  But for your entertainment and enlightenment, I'm providing you with a link to Tony Zhou's essay on the editing style of master anime artist, Satoshi Kon.

Satoshi Kon only created a handful of films before he died much too young.  Had he lived, there was the very real possibility of his eventually supplanting Hayao Miyazaki as the best animation artist of his time.

If you're not familiar with Kon's work, I strongly recommend Perfect BlueMillennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, and (my favorite) Paprika.

Zhou's essay, abundantly illustrated with clips, should be required viewing for all aspirant film directors.  You can find it here.


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