The simplicity of Ozu communicates a complexity of concept. The camera does not move. Whenever a person speaks, the camera shows that person. Off-screen dialogue does not exist. We see everything from the vantage point of a person sitting on the floor. Like a metronome the happenings occur, plainly shown, one after another. This precision adds up to a deeply moving experience. Tokyo Story doesn’t look like life, and it is the difference that underlines the points Ozu makes.
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