Sunday, February 15, 2009

Bong Joon-ho's "Shaking Tokyo" (2008)



Bong Joon-ho does wonders with lighting yet again... I don't know how he comes up with this very personal way of lighting things, or over-exposing... Hope somebody asks him about this. In Shaking Tokyo, the main character talks about how much he hates sunlight, how he sometimes watches the slight movements of light, etc. drawing closer attention the form on the screen.



Bong Joon-ho's unique lighting presents a new, unique, tender way of seeing the world despite everything that distances us from it. Isn't the story of Shaking Tokyo somehow similar to what I just described?




I have added the film to the Best of 2009.

The images I picked are from the trailer of Tokyo.

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