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Paprika (2006) (Japan)

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:45 am
by hengcs

Director: Satoshi Kon

The official website (in English)
(in Japanese)

Some thoughts ...

- It will impress you with its visuals (i.e., art direction), colors, soundtrack ... and pacing ...

- Its story is rather compelling ... with the initial parts rather puzzling ... but as usual, they get pieced together as the story goes on ...

- If you are one that searches for depth, you have it ... like most japanese anime ... it is also strong on its philosophical take ... abt issues of
... science and humanity
... dream vs reality
... past vs present
... love vs lust

Yup, there are indeed numerous rather interesting philosophical lines ...

- It also has a lot of "humor/jokes" played on classic/well known movies ... so if you are a movie fan ... try not to miss it ...

Highly recommended ... Often, such movies provide new takes upon every rewatch ... because of its philosophical take ... but hey, it is never boring ... but rather thrilling

PS: wondering why i have watched 2 anime this week?! ... here you go ...
Highly recommended ... Renaissance (France) & Paprika (Japan)

Re: Paprika (2006) (Japan)

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:25 am
by trevor826
Hengcs, thank's for the info and your thoughts, out of interest have you seen any of the other films by Satoshi Kon:

Perfect Blue (1998),
Millennium Actress (2001),
Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
or the anime series Paranoia Agent (2004)?

Paprika sounds as though it carries along in a similar vein to his other films which all demand rewatching but also hold your attention. Certainly sounds like one I'll be keeping my eye on.

Cheers Trev.

Re: Paprika (2006) (Japan)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:43 am
by hengcs
had these, but no time to watch ...
- Perfect Blue (199
- Millennium Actress (2001)
will some day ...

Re: Paprika (2006) (Japan)

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 4:26 am
by hengcs
From New York Times

Re: Paprika (2006) (Japan)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:57 am
by arsaib4

Based on noted science fiction author Tsutsui Yasutaka's 1993 novel of the same name, this vibrant and visually dynamic fourth anime feature by Kon Satoshi, which both reaffirms and recontextualizes his thematic preoccupations with the notions of dream, technology, psychosis, and cinema, is now available on DVD in the U.S. from Sony.

Plenty of extras: Filmmakers' audio-commentary, making-of-doc, a conversation about the "dream," the art of fantasy, the dream CG world, and more.