This blog is part of the courses on film, art, literature, and media
given by Dr.
Hudson Moura, Toronto, Canada.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Yasujiro Ozu's Late Spring and the Image of Time by Gilles Deleuze

“An empty space owes its importance above all to the absence of a possible content, whilst the still life is defined by the presence and composition of objects which are wrapped up in themselves or become their own container: as in the long shot of the vase almost at the end of Late Spring [directed by Yasujiro Ozu, 1949].
“The vase in Late Spring is interposed between the daughter's half smile and the beginning of her tears. There is becoming, change, passage. But the form of what changes does not itself change, does not pass on. This is time, time itself. 'a little time in its pure state': a direct time-image, which gives what changes the unchanging form in which the change is produced.” 
Gilles Deleuze, Time-Image

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