In This Corner (and Other Corners) Of The World
A cheerful and easily distracted woman named Suzu lives in a seaside town called Eba[a] near Hiroshima. As a child, Suzu enjoys sketching and painting the world around her, often viewing her surroundings through a surrealistic blend of real scenery and art-inspired flourishes that permeate her vision. As her proficiency for art increases, Suzu paints a superb picture for her childhood friend and crush, Tetsu, as he stares at the sea and laments the death of his brother, who drowned during his service as a sailor. In 1943, 18-year-old Suzu marries Shusaku, whom she had met as a child, and joins his family in Kure,[b] a large naval port city 15 miles away from Hiroshima City, as a navy civilian. As she adjusts to her new life, the threat of the Pacific War begins to encroach on the townspeople.
In This Corner (and Other Corners) of the World
Besides the addition of Rin's subplot, there are other bits and pieces throughout the film that have changed: little flourishes of animation and small connecting scenes. I'm sure that enthusiasts will comb through both versions to find more differences that don't stand out upon a casual viewing, but in the end, the overall experience feels much the same. As far as I can tell, no original footage was removed; only new footage was added. The only significant downside is that this version inflates the run time of a film that was already rather long to begin with, so it's possible that you'll feel some fatigue by the end of it. Personally, however, my attention never waned once throughout the entire film.
Although I'd love to see director Sunao Katabuchi tackle new projects in the future, I can totally understand his impulse to polish his masterwork to make it stand out even more. That said, I'm comfortable with recommending either version for a first-time viewer. The Rin subplot wasn't so essential that it needed to be in the original film, and all the extra animations feel like icing on the cake for what was already a beautiful film. If you loved the original, you'll appreciate the opportunity to revisit this charming tale, and if it's your first time, then strap yourself in for an experience with one of the world's finest masterpieces of animated storytelling. It's great cinema either way.
Ein nahezu 3-Stündiger Anime Kriegsfilm. Im Vorhinein könnte man da einen nicht Enden wollenden Misery Porn erwarten. In This Corner (and Other Corners) of the World geht aber bewusst einen ganz anderen Weg. In wunderbaren, nahezu Ghibli-esquen Animationen (Prinzessin Kaguya) und Hintergründen beschäftigt sich In this Corner mehr mit dem Leben während des Krieges. Ein Slice of Life inmitten des Krieges sozusagen.
We must leave our dreams and abandon our old beliefs and friendships of the time before life began. Let us waste no time in sterile litanies and nauseating mimicry. Leave this Europe where they are never done talking of Man, yet murder men everywhere they find them, at the corner of every one of their own streets, in all the corners of the globe. For centuries they have stifled almost the whole of humanity in the name of a so-called spiritual experience. Look at them today swaying between atomic and spiritual disintegration.
We must journey with the Holy Spirit with the grace of the Gospel into the uncharted territories of our hearts. Then we can teach from experience, not from theory. How can I teach about what it takes to maintain daily devotional times if I myself have never known? How can I teach about the importance of confessing sins to brothers and sisters if I am not practicing this? I have tried to preach and teach the gospel to areas where Christ is not yet reigning and it is not only ineffective, but equally disheartening. Therefore, missions must begin within the heart of each believer. Our primary focus as missionaries is the primary focus of any Christian: keep seeking and savoring Jesus. 041b061a72