Eva Yojimbo wrote:Edit: Well, I read it... Hmmm... It's quite interesting. The disorienting (I think that was the word you were looking for) camerawork is certainly one of the most outstanding features and it definitely makes sense that it provides such a contrast with the "normality" of these girls' lives. I might have more substance to add later.
I delibirately used word nauseating, you know. It was that first times when I saw it (not so much nowadays)
BTW, I tested the Shiki-Jitsu DVD and it works fine. It doesn't have *the best* picture quality, but with my awesomesauce DVD player I can tweak the image to make it quite a bit better and cut down on some of the grain and visual noise. I should be able to watch it soon (I also have those 3 Mizoguchi films).
ah yes, sadly that DVD isn't in as great quality as it could be.
I think SJ sunk in when I saw it third time or something (then again first time was without subs...) like that and looking back to it now I think I undervalued it even with my 10/10 review of it. I've also discovered/studied many more things about it... that may be the reason.
I guess I should write someday big essay/analysis of the film: it is worth it.