Photography was my first creative outlet. I started in my father’s darkroom around age 15. I grew up admiring the work of Steichen, Adams, Bourke-White, Weston, and most of all Cartier-Bresson. His “The Decisive Moment” (2) was an early inspiration for me. In the introduction he wrote…
The decisive moment … is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as the precise organization of forms which gives that event its proper expression.
Based on the 1949 manga by Osamu Tezuka, which was in turn inspired by a poster for the 1927 movie by the same name. This time there are robots everywhere. Great anime, compelling story. I recently began reading other Tezuka novels and see borrowed characters everywhere. A real feast!
Silent with Musical Score
The scifi film from which all others spring! Recent restoration (by Kino) is very good, with recovered footage and original musical score. Worth watching again if all you’ve seen are the inferior low-budget prints. In spite of its age, this film has one of the best robots ever depicted on film!