Friday, April 30, 2010


It seemed to him that he had never seen pure goodness shine out of a human countenance as it did from hers.

— Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop, "December Night"

Sunday, April 18, 2010


I suddenly remember what Ozu had told one of his actress who, baffled, asked him what she was supposed to be feeling. His answer was: You are not supposed to feel, you are supposed to do.

— Donald Richie, essay on Chisu Ryhu, The Donald Richie Reader


The clown is lonely, but he must hide his loneliness and play the fool joyfully, comically. That’s the spirit of Ozu’s film.

Quotes from Yuharu Atsuta

Friday, April 16, 2010


Ozu List


Watching Setsuko Hara in Kurosawa's No Regrets from Our Youth, I think, "This magnificent human being from Ozu's world is also a marvelously talented film actress."


One tries to write a thought perfectly, even if it is perfect nonsense.