Ep.4: Satoshi Kon's Dreamscape

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Ep.4: Satoshi Kon's Dreamscape

The Konbini Pop! Podcast

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This week, Leah and Katarina explore the cinematic wonders of Satoshi Kon, in honor of the anniversary of his death this past week. From the psychological thriller of Perfect Blue, to the fantastical science fiction dreamscape of Paprika, from the heartwarming Tokyo Godfathers to the epic Millennium Actress, Satoshi Kon’s powerful storytelling leaves an impact on viewers. Join our hosts as they marathon all four films, and stay tuned for (spoiler free) hot takes! And remember, Party People, follow your dreams!

Show Notes

0:00 - Intro

2:39 - Satoshi Kon’s Dreamscapes 

5:27 - The Magical Realism Tour

10:13 - All That We See or Seem…

14:25 - Blue Butterflies & Chrysalises(Alt. The Dream of Being Whole)

20:51 - Perfectly Blurred Realities

26:06 - Black Eyes, Like Doll’s Eyes

31:22- New Year’s Dreams of Family

36:29 - Recommendations 

45:28 - Outro 

Resources 

New York Times Obituary For Satoshi Kon 

English Translation of Satoshi Kon’s Final Words 

“Excuse Me,Who Are You?”: Performance, the Gaze, and the Female in the Works of Kon Satoshi by Susan Napier (2006) 

A GIRL DIVIDED: THE FRAGMENTED SHŌJO IN PERFECT BLUE DYLAN LEVY / UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN 

Komatsu, Mikikazu (22 October 2018). "Madhouse Founder Explains The Reason for Production Halt of Satoshi Kon's Dreaming Machine Film". 

10 Hollywood Movies That May Have Been Inspired By Anime 

Japanese Dreams: Culture and Cosmology 

Dreams, Myths, and Fairy Tales in Japan by Hayao Kawai 

Hatsuyume: The First Dream of the Year in Japan  by Matthew Coslett 

Socials: 

Twitter

Instagram 

My Anime List 

YouTube 

Website 

Credits: Production for the Konbini Pop!™ is completed by Leah Yves. Logo created by Leah Yves. Theme music composed by Ozeyzin. Konbini Pop!™ is a podcast under the Poison Places Productions umbrella. All rights reserved.

This podcast is under Fair Use. Pursuant to Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act in 1976. Any use of works in our videos and podcast is de minimis, transformative, and constitutes fair use under the Copyright laws of the United States. Allowance is made for "Fair Use" for purposes of such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational, or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. Any improper attempts to takedown or claim our videos may be subject to 17 U.S.C. 512(f) claim for bad faith under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  If you want to discuss any content in our videos and podcasts, please contact us at [email protected] before initiating any takedown requests.  Failure to do so may constitute bad faith.

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This week, Leah and Katarina explore the cinematic wonders of Satoshi Kon, in honor of the anniversary of his death this past week. From the psychological thriller of Perfect Blue, to the fantastical science fiction dreamscape of Paprika, from the heartwarming Tokyo Godfathers to the epic Millennium Actress, Satoshi Kon’s powerful storytelling leaves an impact on viewers. Join our hosts as they marathon all four films, and stay tuned for (spoiler free) hot takes! And remember, Party People, follow your dreams!

Show Notes

0:00 - Intro

2:39 - Satoshi Kon’s Dreamscapes 

5:27 - The Magical Realism Tour

10:13 - All That We See or Seem…

14:25 - Blue Butterflies & Chrysalises(Alt. The Dream of Being Whole)

20:51 - Perfectly Blurred Realities

26:06 - Black Eyes, Like Doll’s Eyes

31:22- New Year’s Dreams of Family

36:29 - Recommendations 

45:28 - Outro 

Resources 

New York Times Obituary For Satoshi Kon 

English Translation of Satoshi Kon’s Final Words 

“Excuse Me,Who Are You?”: Performance, the Gaze, and the Female in the Works of Kon Satoshi by Susan Napier (2006) 

A GIRL DIVIDED: THE FRAGMENTED SHŌJO IN PERFECT BLUE DYLAN LEVY / UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN 

Komatsu, Mikikazu (22 October 2018). "Madhouse Founder Explains The Reason for Production Halt of Satoshi Kon's Dreaming Machine Film". 

10 Hollywood Movies That May Have Been Inspired By Anime 

Japanese Dreams: Culture and Cosmology 

Dreams, Myths, and Fairy Tales in Japan by Hayao Kawai 

Hatsuyume: The First Dream of the Year in Japan  by Matthew Coslett 

Socials: 

Twitter

Instagram 

My Anime List 

YouTube 

Website 

Credits: Production for the Konbini Pop!™ is completed by Leah Yves. Logo created by Leah Yves. Theme music composed by Ozeyzin. Konbini Pop!™ is a podcast under the Poison Places Productions umbrella. All rights reserved.

This podcast is under Fair Use. Pursuant to Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act in 1976. Any use of works in our videos and podcast is de minimis, transformative, and constitutes fair use under the Copyright laws of the United States. Allowance is made for "Fair Use" for purposes of such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational, or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. Any improper attempts to takedown or claim our videos may be subject to 17 U.S.C. 512(f) claim for bad faith under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  If you want to discuss any content in our videos and podcasts, please contact us at [email protected] before initiating any takedown requests.  Failure to do so may constitute bad faith.

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