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Memories of Matsuko
I’m sorry, I had to cheat. I think each and every frame in Memories of Matsuko is just… breathtaking. I can probably write a whole essay about the visuals in that film and how it enhances the story instead of taking from it. But you know, if I had to choose just one frame, I think I might choose the one sitting in front of the river with the burning sky of the sun setting. You can take a look a bigger version here [my screencaps].
So those are my 13 picks.
What are yours?
I LOVE it, each of these screencaps is so strong.
I tried watching Memories of Matsuko once but couldn’t get into it and never finished it. I think I didn’t do it justice though because I stopped in the early stages. Now with your screencaps, I’m thinking about giving it another go :)
it was also weird for me the first time I watched it, but I made it through the end and my heart just exploded with emotion. LOL And… it just gets better each time I watch it.
I like the Jurassic Park one and the one from Poltergeist. They are iconic!
Joel, you of all people should really take a look at Memories of Matsuko – Third Windows Film already has a UK region DVD release, or a Bluray one with subs. It’s a really successful Japanese blockbuster that’s really over the top melodramatic. LOL
Wonderful topic Amy and some wonderful choices. As you can see I’ve started doing something similar on Top 10 Films. I think I found it too difficult to restrict myself to say just ten so it’s an ongoing feature.
I might start something similar with posters too.