« Pumping Iron (1977): C | Main | Ichi the Killer (2001): C »

March 20, 2004


re: the final scene--is the woman who appears in the hospital Takabe's wife? She appears to be a different actress. Are we supposed to infer that she is the woman in deep background on the bed? The time sense as well as the position of the woman portrayed is not physically coherent. What is Takabe's interaction with the waitress? Sure, I can come up with a scenario but it is a suggested scenario: again, one the director appears to suggest that I should accept as his suggestion (i.e., it is properly inferred as the director's meditative scenario; and chilling it is, inverting the meaning of the previous scene)--but this is too allusive and too clever by half--the film is the director's reality and should not depend upon a deconstructive exercise on the nature of meta-narrative: if he wants to make major plot points at a certain point he should stop being so darn elliptically coy.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

New Releases

© 2004-2011 LoD