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“I was getting sick of failure, and decided to make a film in a nonchalant mood… I couldn’t figure out what to do to make a good film. What can a director bequeath to posterity? I began to find film meaningless. Now, I feel the other way around. The very fact that films could fade into oblivion is what makes it so enchanting.” – Ozu

Thoughts from Ozu
I was getting sick of failure, and decided to make a film in a nonchalant mood. Shooting proceeded at the height of summer. It was too hot to shoot outdoor scenes even on sunny days. Since that time, I couldn’t figure out what to do to make a good film. What can a director bequeath to posterity? I began to find film meaningless. Now, I feel the other way around. The very fact that films could fade into oblivion is what makes it so enchanting.

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