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Corpses piled on bridges, corpses blocking off a whole street at the intersection, corpses displaying every manner of death possible to human beings. When I involuntarily looked away, my brother scolded me, ‘Akira, look carefully now.’ When that night I asked my brother why he made me look at those terrible sights, he replied: ‘If you shut your eyes to a frightening sight, you end up being frightened. If you look at everything straight on, there is nothing to be afraid of.’ With my camera, like Dostoyevsky with his prose, I have tried to force the audience — which is often unwilling — to look carefully now.

― Akira Kurosawa (via foucaultscat)


One of the most sad and obvious truths in this world is that some people are broken. They’re the strangers you see on the subway with their heads in their hands, trying to press out the world. They’re the stick-thin girls with only celery for lunch, the businessmen who…