Sparse or Slow: Ozu and Joanna Hogg

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    Like many British filmmakers, Joanna Hogg started off working in television. Having in 1986 graduated from the National Film and Television School, during the 1990s Hogg directed episodes of London Bridge (1996) and Casualty (1997–1998), before in 2003 making an extended episode of Eastenders about long-running character Dot Cotton (June Brown). Since 2007, Hogg has directed three feature films: Unrelated (2007), Archipelago (2010), and Exhibition (2013). These latter films will be the focus of this chapter, which tries to account for the influence on Hogg of Ozu Yasujiro. The chapter will also explore some fundamental differences between Hogg and Ozu—especially the seeming development from a sparse humanism in Ozu’s work toward a slow and more “posthumanist” aesthetic in Hogg’s. We can start our analysis of Ozu’s influence on Hogg, however, by the looking at the issue of influence itself.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationReorienting Ozu
    Subtitle of host publicationA Master and His Influence
    EditorsJinhee Choi
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)978-0190254988
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


    • Joanna hogg
    • slow cinema
    • yasujiro ozu
    • influence
    • sparseness

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