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Satoshi Kon died
A lotta butts right there.
Nobody real's confirmed this. I'll hold out hope it's false.
Please God let this be fake.
Wow. That is heartbreaking. I was looking forward to a lot more of Kon's work. Any word on how he died?
[quote="shaloop"]Wow. That is heartbreaking. I was looking forward to a lot more of Kon's work. Any word on how he died?
Too good for this world.
That's only sorta sarcastic. Kon was one of the few directors whose name and work I could identify without question. I display Paprika proudly in my movie collection, not just my anime collection, right beside The Mission and Lawrence of Arabia. Sucks that we won't have more great movies coming from him anymore.
Sad indeed. Though "Yume Miru Kikai", his latest, might still be released posthumously. Since watching the Dark Knight and Heath Ledger, it's always tough watching an artist's last performance.
(and yeah, I know Heath was in that Terry Gilliam movie, but really, Dark Knight is what he'll be remembered by.)
PS: still wondering what kinda of cancer it was... though considering how much he chain smoked, I wouldn't be surprised if it's related. Maybe that's the real tragedy... RIP Satoshi Kon.
What's really sad is I don't think he made his masterpiece yet. Not to say his works weren't great, but I think he would have explored other genres and made better movies over time. Now we'll never know.
[quote="wayintothe7thart"]What's really sad is I don't think he made his masterpiece yet. Not to say his works weren't great, but I think he would have explored other genres and made better movies over time. Now we'll never know.
At 47 years old, he definitely had a lot of time left to blossom. I never saw Perfect Blue, but Paprika was awesome, and Millenium Actress is one of my favorite
(in contrast with
) of all time. Not to mention the Picasso of anime that is best known as Paranoia Agent.
My jaw literally hit the floor when I read this. The man has made some of my favorite viewing experiences ever, and now knowing that there will be no more, it seems like there's a huge hole in anime that's going to be tough to fill.
So, apparently he died of pancreatic cancer, one of the worst out there. Considering the survival rate worldwide, I wouldn't be surprised if it all happened rather quickly, relatively speaking.
Either way, I think we all miss his presence in our imagination already.
So young...fucking cancer.
[quote="DrDtroit"]My jaw literally hit the floor when I read this.
Your jaw LITERALLY hit the floor? Damn, son, you must have a big jaw!
I'm just thinking of the ending to Millenium Actress. He's rocketing off to space in search of the perfect mindfuck of a movie.
[quote="Dreg"]I'm just thinking of the ending to Millenium Actress. He's rocketing off to space in search of the perfect mindfuck of a movie.
I feel like digging out my Perfect Blue DVD, that's just a tragady dying at 46. He had so much left to make.
I forgot that I had signed up for Blockbuster online on Sunday and today I received Pefect Blue in the mail. It's just sad that we will never get to see another film by one of the greatest directors of our time
Here is his open letter that he wrote about his death.
That made me tear up a bit. Satoshi Kon was not only a great artist but a great human being
It's nice to see this getting some mainstream recognition:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/arts/ ... ref=movies
I tend to enjoy what A.O. Scott says about movies so it's no suprise to me he wrote this piece, which betrays his nerdiness. It's also nice to see ANN get a shout out.
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