Noriko is perfectly happy living at home with her widowed father, Shukichi, and has no plans to marry – that is, until her aunt Masa convinces Shukichi that unless he marries off his 27-year-old daughter soon, she will likely remain alone for the rest of her life.
“I think that if you don’t like the films of Sam Fuller, then you just don’t like cinema. Or at least you don’t understand it... The first Sam Fuller movie I ever saw was his first, too. I was seven years old, and I’d seen a preview for I Shot Jesse James.
“In summer 1947, Dreyer wrote to the head of Dansk Kulturfilm, Ib Koch-Olsen, to suggest a short film about the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1848).
« La caméra n'a servi ici que de crayon pour enregistrer ce que la main ne peut noter.
L'observateur s'est contenté de filmer les scènes de la vie de tous les jours d'un village de magiciens noirs, sans en provoquer une seule, et sans même tenter le moindre truquage. »
“Shaolin shadowboxing and the Wu-Tang sword style. If what you say is true, the Shaolin and the Wu-Tang could be dangerous. Do you think your Wu-Tang sword can defeat me?”
“It makes me sound old-fashioned, but I think I am an anarchist.”
“In a normal world, one would go out and walk into just any theater to see a film by Jacques Tati. Or Chaplin.”