Wes Anderson but without the privilege
They really said I know it’s a bit late and we’ve never been progressive or socially insightful but here’s a family who are not white and no one is bad just misunderstood. The society of spectacle lives on!
Edit: how many times are consumers going to consume the same formula before developing some artistic taste? Just a thought.
Instead of depicting Japan rising from the ashes of defeat, Kurosawa takes a contrasting approach. He sees post-war Japan as divided, as embodied by the rational doctor and the brash might of the young Yakuza, whose power structure is just as polluted by exploitation and amorality as the real world social and political infrastructures they inhabit.
In his book: Embracing Defeat, Historian John Dower refers to Japanese post-war mood as kyodatsu, a Japanese word for the collective depression which characterised the…