I’ve finally come full circle. I started painting this fireworks girls series with Takeshi Kitano’s, Sonatine, and now I'm watching his Hana-bi (Fireworks) movie. I probably should have painted this one first, eh? Anyways.
There are so many beautiful scenes in this movie. The visuals really complement the soundtrack and the violence in the movie is GREAT (you know a punch has an impact when it stops the music). There is a lot of magic to this movie. I loved watching the paralyzed friend create paintings and I appreciated them even more when I found out they are Kitano’s actual paintings made after he got into the motorcycle accident. I really hope you can find this movie and relax to it. Enjoy~
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A unique take on the yakuza genre, showing the many ways to fight off boredom
A kidnapping plot that goes wrong leads to a trail of violence in this predecessor to Oldboy