Satoshi Kon obituary . His main body of work . Tired of the cliches of mass- produced Japanese animation .
Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty. Much of Kon's animation combines realistic drama (usually set in present- day Tokyo) with dreams and fantasy. This approach culminated in his dazzling 2. Paprika, which received a standing ovation at the Venice film festival. Four years before Christopher Nolan's Inception, Paprika portrayed a puckish . Its titular heroine dashes through paintings and signboards while transforming into everything from a fairy to a mermaid to Pinocchio.
Satoshi Kon, (born Oct. 12, 1963, Hokkaido, Japan—died Aug. 24, 2010, Tokyo, Japan) Japanese filmmaker who wrote or collaborated on the screenplays and directed the action for a series of highly acclaimed dramatic anime. Buy Art of Satoshi Kon on Amazon.com FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders.
Kon thought that people lived in multiple realities, such as those of television, the internet and the realm of memory. Asked about its 1. Kon said he was not particularly interested in the violence.
He first appears in Winter Days! The latest Tweets from Wendel Santos (@Satoshi. Quando morrer prometo que escrevo uma! No quinto das arraias!!! Satoshi Kon, who has died of pancreatic cancer aged 46, was one of the boldest and most distinctive film-makers to specialise in animation. His main body of work – four completed feature films and an acclaimed television.
In it, another starlet . The film also had the same basic plot as 3 Godfathers, John Ford's 1. Despite its humour, Tokyo Godfathers was upfront in showing its characters' harsh situation. This social commentary was also overt in Kon's Paranoia Agent (2.
Tokyo is terrorised by a homicidal little boy with a baseball bat. Coming after a wave of much- publicised youth crimes in Japan, this was a near- the- knuckle subject for television animation. The darkly funny show soon turned fantastical, with shades of Twin Peaks and The X- Files, and macabre subplots about suicide clubs and repressed housewives. Kon was born on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. His father was an office worker for a delivery company. After graduating from high school, he moved to Tokyo and took a course in visual communication design at Musashino Art University.
While a student, he drew a manga (comic) strip which won a runner- up prize in a magazine competition. Subsequently, Kon became a struggling manga artist, sometimes assisting his hero Katsuhiro Otomo, the creator of the manga Akira and its film adaptation. Later, Kon began a manga collaboration with Mamoru Oshii, best known as the director of Ghost in the Shell, but the project fell apart through creative differences. Kon's first animation credit was on the feature Roujin Z (1. By the time of the lavish anthology Memories (1.
Kon had a writing credit on the film's sublime opening segment, Magnetic Rose, about a spaceship haunted by a reality- warping opera singer. Both Roujin Z and Memories were produced by Otomo, who recommended Kon to direct Perfect Blue. Since then, Kon's work has been feted far beyond the niche fandom of Japanese animation. After Paprika, Kon began The Dream Machine, which promised to be his biggest departure . It seems likely that the film will be completed by Kon's artists and released by the Madhouse studio, which has handled all of his work since Perfect Blue.
Kon is survived by his wife, Kyoko.
Hokkaido, Japan—died Aug. Tokyo, Japan) Japanese filmmaker who wrote or collaborated on the screenplays and directed the action for a series of highly acclaimed dramatic anime films that offered biting social commentary, fantastical dreamscapes, and glimpses of his vision that people live in multiple realities. His compelling films include the violent psychological thriller Perfect Blue (1. Millennium Actress (2. Tokyo Godfathers (2. John Ford’s 1. 94.
Godfathers) featuring three homeless friends—a runaway girl, a transvestite, and a tramp—who discover a foundling; and Paprika (2.
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