Episode 110: The Work of Satoshi Kon
A discussion of the work and career of filmmaker and animator Satoshi Kon. Plus listener feedback.
Satoshi Kon died at an early age of Pancreatic cancer. He left us four feature films and one season of TV with the series “Paranoia Agent.” He tested the bounds of anime, expanding the what the genre could do. Despite high acclaim in his homeland of Japan, Satoshi Kon failed to gain that kind of notoriety in the west like his counter-part Hayao Miyazaki. But still his films, have a small cult following in the States and have even influenced filmmakers like Darren Aronofsky and Christopher Nolan.
What makes a Satoshi Kon film, a Satoshi Kon film? Why did his film often blur the line between fantasy and reality? And How does Satoshi Kon’s work fit into Japanese cinema?
Satoshi Kon is the subject of episode 110 of the AuteurCast…