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Space Design Staff Blog

Space Design Staff Blog

Tuesday ,26 May 2020

What's On In Tokyo June 2020


Enjoy our recommendations of movies while staying at home.


1: Vertigo : Alfred Hitchcock    めまい:ヒッチコック (1958)

One of Alfred Hitchock’s masterpiece. Detective Scottie who suffers from acrophobia is hired to investigate the strange activities of an old friend's wife. She commits suicide while Scottie becomes dangerously obsessed with her. The cinematography with fascinating angles and  soundtrack are outstanding.




2: Gattaca : Andrew Niccol   ガタカ:アンドリュー・ニコル  (1997)

Award winning Sci-fi fiction film featured Frank Lloyd Ride’s architecture work, “Marin County Civic Center “ in United State as a mothership called, “Gattaca”. A genetically inferior man who always aspired to travel in space, assumes the identity of a paraplegic in order to accomplish his goal.




3 :  MIRAI:Mamoru Hosoda   未来のミライ:細田守 (2018)

Japanese Anime film. A young boy, Kun feels neglected by his family by his little sister Mirai’s presence. Run away from home by his vulnerability, Kun stumbles across a time-travelling magical garden that he encounters his mother as a little girl and has various adventures with his baby sister, who is all grown up, opening a new perspective on his world. Enjoyable landscape and architectural housing of Yokohama suburbia.




4 : Blade Runner:Lidrey Scott  ブレード・ランナー:リドリー・スコット (1982)

1982 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, and written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples. Rick Deckard, an ex-policeman, becomes a special agent with a mission to exterminate a group of violent androids. As he starts getting deeper into his mission, he questions his own identity. Known as featured in some popular architecture buildings in LA as filming locations. Outstanding soundtrack too.




5: The Conversation : Francis Ford Coppola.   カンバセーション~盗聴~:フランシス・フォード・コッポラ (1974)

The Conversation is a 1974 American mystery thriller film. Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple, Mark and Ann. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case that ended badly, Caul becomes obsessed with the resulting tape, trying to determine if the couple are in danger. A film features cine sonic mind experience ( how sound/noise impacts a human's mind ).




6: Like Father, Like Son : Hirokazu Kore-eda  そして父になる:是枝裕和 (2013)

Written, directed and edited by a well-known Japanese director, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Like Father, Like Son is a modern family film released in 2013. The film posits two families from different social backgrounds, one family a more rural/traditional and the other more urban/modern, when one family finds out that the son was switched with another child at birth. Through the interaction of the two families, the film explores the concept of family and shows the dilemma caused by the affinity of  blood lineage and the bonds built through time spent together.





Let's enjoy staying at home and prevent the second wave of COVID-19 from coming to Japan. 


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