I think Early Spring is a bit long. But I don't think much could (if anything) be shaved off.knives wrote:Early Spring? That's the only one I could actually say a specific thing was just filler. He also, from what I've seen, suffers from too many climaxes. That said he is one of my favorite directors from just the late set.Michael Kerpan wrote:I can't think of any Ozu film that I wish was shorter -- not even Munekata Sisters. I would say pretty much every frame is warranted.knives wrote: Of the four Ozu's I've seen three of them felt like they could shave ten minutes off and be a better film. Not to say that would actually make them better films.
I think Ozu _avoids_ most climaxes that others would include. I can't think of any major late film that has "too many climaxes".