Writer’s Journal – Dec. 5/17 – Keep it Real
Have you ever heard of Hirokazu Kore-eda? Well, I’d never heard of him either until last night. I was at my monthly movie group movie night with my friend and the chosen flick was a Japanese movie called Our Little Sister by…wait for it.. Hirokazu Kore-eda.
Before the movie started, we were offered a little background information about the movie and what I learned about the director, Hirokazu Kore-eda confirmed my own feelings about what I like to write about. Hirokazu is best known for making movies about domestic situations. Meaning that he focuses on character development and how people respond to the events in their lives. Hallelujah! What a revelation to find out that I am not the only one who likes to tell those all important stories about the small things that happen in our everyday lives, rather than sensationalize and shock with events that most of us can’t relate to. It seems that nowadays people don’t want to sit still for these lovely stories about the simple events of life because they’re too slow. They’d rather something more fast-paced, action-packed, and full of technological wizardry. This surprises me because in a world that is scary, I would have thought that people would enjoy something more down-to-earth and real. But to each his own, I expect. Suffice it to say that there are still people like myself who feel it is important to keep it simple, keep it real, keep it relatable. And that’s just what I intend to continue doing.