Why'd he have to die so young, /a/?
>“What was the best and worst thing in making this movie?”
>Kon thought for a minute, and said, through our interpreter: “The best thing about making this movie was being here with you all tonight to share it with you.” Cheers.
>And then he said, “The worst thing about making this movie was being here tonight for the screening.”
I really liked that he understood and used the medium so well.
I always like seeing directors who can make things that can only really be done in animation, and I wish more people understood those benefits/limitations.
I am dissapointed how he regularly got fucked over by poor source material, Paprika and Paranoia Agent both suffered from this.
Perfect Blue is still his best work, one of the best anime films and fuck Black Swan for copying it, fucking it up and getting the success and fame PB deserved.
What's your favourite thing he produced /a/?
But Paranoia Agent was Kon's original work.
Anyway, as for a favorite, I can't really say I have one specifically, since each movie is so different. Each one is great in its own way.
Rest in Peace Kon. Too many great people taken. One of my favorite Kon films (and all-time favorite films in general) is Millennium actress. Telling a story through all of Chiyoko's films was a superb way to deliver an otherwise straightforward and basic story. I also loved how he would use shifting colors in the background, such as the color of the sky, to convey a softening of emotion or budding affection.
I take it his last work will never see release?
Atleast it looked pretty a guess.
Huge waste of potential though.
>Can go inside people's dreams
>Most time is spent in the real world
>Romance out of fucking nowhere.
Music was pretty good too.
I think is pretty interesting what Satoshin Kon was trying to accomplish tho. Many episodes were Kon's unfinished ideas for movies, that ended up being part of the series (I think the suicide club one was particularly impressive). So even if you didn't like it, have the chance to appreciate some episodes as individual ideas, and not as a series by itself. I think you'll end up seeing something different altogether.