A Perfect Story Loosely based on the novel Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis by Yoshikazu Takeuchi, Perfect Blue is an unsettling psychological horror film, but just labelling it that sells it short.
She fears for her life and must unravel fact from illusion in order to stay alive. Those first few notes are spine-tingling.
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Anyone can publish anything about anyone. Mima is scheduled with a photographer, Murano, who is known for "getting people to strip. Her apparition appears on the computer screen and insults her for having "tarnished" her reputation as a pure and virginal idol. She talks to Rumi about a letter she received from a fan, mentioning a website called "Mima's Room," but Mima doesn't have a computer, so Rumi decides to help her set up one later. As always, my reviews are spoiler free. She attacks Mima with a letter-opener, stabbing her in the shoulder. The perfect blend of dungeon techno and wishy-washy vocals. Those first few notes are spine-tingling. Regardless, she agrees and events take a turn for the worse.
Then trip hop beats cut through the ambience, and later full-on drum 'n' bass kicks in. There is a significant amount of violence as well, but it is not too gory. Overall, it has one of the best protagonists I have ever seen, and a strong supporting cast.
Mima saves her and the truck drivers stop and call for help as both girls collpase. I'm not writing any of this! Aronofsky's earlier film, Requiem for a Dream, also lifts directly from Perfect Blue.
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It lays bare the creepy corners of fame and fandom Perfect Blue casts a critical eye over Japan's idol industry, celebrity culture, and the inherent problems with fame and fandom. A Perfect New Print Perfect Blue was always a gorgeous film, but it took us a while for us to see it. No surprise, either, that some called him the Stanley Kubrick of anime. Mima becomes increasingly unable to separate reality from her work as an actress. Then, people start dying. That night, Mima returns home and begins to cry after seeing that all of her fish have died. She attacks Mima with a letter-opener, stabbing her in the shoulder. After this, Kon made Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, and Paprika before he died of pancreatic cancer at the age of In order to salvage her career, she is advised to drop music and pursue acting. On the train ride home, Mima sees an apparition of herself, crying out that she doesn't want to do the part. As Mima enters her car, she smiles at herself in the rearview mirror before declaring, "No, I'm real. But I would argue that Perfect Blue might be the best way to prove that that this is an artform to be taken seriously.
Mima becomes increasingly unable to separate reality from her work as an actress. Idol culture is dripping in sexism when it comes to its female stars, especially today, with the rise of K-Pop.
At every turn she's exploited for her body and it clearly traumatises her. Kon's movie shows how this stalking feeds paranoia, vulnerability in crowds, and how it can drive a person to even question their own identity.
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