Hard to believe, but it’s been almost five years since the far-too-early passing of Satoshi Kon, director of films like Tokyo Godfathers, Paprika and the TV series Paranoia Agent.
Satoshi Kon’s directorial debut was Perfect Blue, the thriller about an idol-turned-actress who gets sucked into a world of mystery and murder. Though it was his first film, Perfect Blue is a masterful film and set the stage for Kon’s later work which explores many of the same themes.
The good news this week is that the storyboard book for Perfect Blue, which was out of print for many years, is now back thanks to fukkan.com, who specialize in reprinting books of this nature.
If you’re a big Kon fan, this is a chance to look into the mind of a master filmmaker.
– Satoshi Kon’s Editing Technique Explored
– Satoshi Kon artbook coming in December
– The Dreamer: Satoshi Kon exhibition
– Satoshi Kon: Memories
– Takahiko Abiru Interview