criterioncorner:

Q: “what was Ozu’s favorite food?”

A: “sake.” 

i’ve always been fascinated by the process by which films were written during the golden age of Japanese cinema… reading Kurosawa’s memoirs, i was struck by how each of his scripts came into being when he and his team retreated to a remote ryokan (inn) and shacked up for as many weeks as it took to get the job done. this interview with the owner of Ozu’s favorite inn is an incredible glimpse of a time before 93% of all films were written in a Starbucks.

missingozu:

From 1946 to 1955, Ozu wrote all his screenplays (with partner Noda) at a hotel in Chigasaki. OZU’S ROOM is an interview with the owner of this hotel (Chigasaki-Kan), who was six years old when he first met Ozu.

(via thedeathoffilm)

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