In this episode, we memorialize animators Kihachiro Kawamoto and Satoshi Kon who passed away on August 23rd and 24th, respectively. With guest host Cathy Munroe-Hotes of Nishikata Film Review, we review Kon’s Paprika and Kawamoto’s The Book of the Dead. Friends and past guests of the show, including Mark Schilling of the Japan Times, Jasper Sharp of Midnight Eye and the Zipangu Fest, and Jason Gray of Screen International, call in with their memories and impressions of the two late, great filmmakers.
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Kihachiro Kawamoto interview on Midnight Eye
Satoshi Kon interview on Midnight Eye
Satoshi Kon’s Blog (Japanese)
An English Translation of Satoshi Kon’s last words
The Dreaming Machine Official Blog (Japanese)
The World’s Most Action Packed Movie
Zhang Yimou interview on Criterioncast