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The Song of Stone

The Song of Stone

Ishi no uta

24 min

Country: Japan

Director: Toshio Matsumoto

Genres: Documentary

Subtitle: English

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Movie plot

While extracting and polishing their blocks of stone, stonecutters used to say “the stone is coming to life”. This paradox provided Matsumoto with the best metaphor for what making a film is all about. In his opinion, filmmakers work images in the same way that stonecutters work stones.

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