Eccentric humor as the leitmotif draws inspiration from predominantly American influences, be it as the parody on teenage love comedies in which a nerdy girl turns into a looker over night by disposing of her glasses, or by introducing some of the side characters in a Wes Anderson manner; the whole supermarket staff in which Namiko works is presented standing still in their bright red work uniforms, looking awkward and uncomfortable. Likewise, Anderson’s influence can be seen in Inoue’s decision to seize for multiple film formats to express different time-frames and emotional situations. The classic standards performed on the piano are an alien element used to substitute Namiko’s involvement in dialogues, as she is mostly not actively participating in any real-life conversations, with all interaction to the things said around her happening in her head.
"Into The Woods." At a Q&A session after screening of the film, James Corden recalled an incident during rehearsals in which Meryl Streep jumped on a table and her foot got caught in her costume. She started falling backwards, head first, toward a concrete floor. Both Corden and director Rob Marshall froze in the fear that they were about to witness the death of Meryl Streep. However, a pregnant Emily Blunt stepped in and caught Streep before she hit the floor.
A transition from one daily routine to the other – this time primarily focused on stalking, is announced by a music video-like rep sequence performed by Namiko who in real life is none else that the Japanese singer/ songwriter NakanoMARU. Her songs composed for the film, melancholic tunes about the un-returned love and longing, will become the glue between the main protagonist’s inner and outer world. At the same time, they have a very strong ironic side, mocking the obsessive nature of people’s amorousness. “Excited Death” is generally carried by NakanoMARU ‘s multifaceted talent. Trivial as it sounds, it is still interesting that she is seen wearing one of the dresses from her music video “QU” in one of the film’s crucial scenes of “seduction”.
Godzilla was only seen for about 8 minutes in the 2014 film "Godzilla".
Regarding the script written by Sasami Torikawa, stalking might be downsized to an expression of big love, a nerdy game people with deep emotions perform, but this could be attributed to the effort to create a different kind of comedy, even if Kohei Inoue should be more careful with wording in promoting the film. In his official statement, he describes stalking as “the purest of the feelings of love”, adding that “In today’s world of social media, maybe everybody is a stalker”. Actually, the film sends little poisonous arrows in right directions – Junpei is very fast unmasked as a misogynist whose idea about women is completely outdated, and he gets mocked all along the way. A bit of self-irony is found in Junpei’s background – he wants to be called Director because he’s an aspiring film student whose friends tell him that “he created a masterpiece”, a short he made for the university course. His “creative genius” or the “scripted method of breaking-up the couple” is the base of all the comical in the film.
"Anna Karenina." One of Alicia Vikander's favorite experiences from the production was the filming that took place in the countryside outside of St. Petersburg, Russia. The temperatures soared below -40 °C, and she stayed in a cabin for five days that didn't have hot water and only featured benches instead of beds. Meanwhile, Russian security guards protected her and co-star Domhnall Gleeson from wild wolves and bears that dominated the deserted area
Regarding the love-birds Yamashita and Reina (Asuka Hanamura), they are painted in wonderfully (and deliberately so) one-dimensional pictures: as an ideal, good-natured and beautiful couple with selfless readiness to help people in need. “Excited Death” was the great winner of Moosic Lab 2019’s with three major prizes in the bag. It was awarded the Short Film Grand Prix, and MalNakano took the awards for Best Musician and Best Actress.
The movie Gravity was more expensive than the Indian Mars mission.