Ozu Yasujiro is a famous movie director in Japan. But now, some Japanese do not know him and his movies. I also did not know about him. After I researched about him, I found that it is said his movies are different from other Japanese movies. That is why he is famous. The characteristics are shown in his filmmaking.
We are familiar with action movies. The angle always moves from right to left. Do you like “Spider-Man”? Imagine the action of it. As if we can fly while we are watching it. On the other hand, Ozu’s works do not give us thrills at all.
I noticed that there is something mad in his works. Actors and actresses are cool, motionless and still. But I assure his works are peculiar. They are carefully composed by Ozu. I think the angle is based on mathematics. So I felt the beauty in his films.
These pictures show several positions are strictly defined by Ozu.
What did he would like to express using these techniques?