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  1. i think this is my favourite part:

    Kitano explains how hard it is to achieve this extreme subtlety of expression. “There’s a saying in Japanese that you can’t try to forget things – by trying to forget it you remind yourself of it. It’s the same with my directions to the actors. When I say ‘please do not do anything particular for this scene’, they tend to act as though they’re doing nothing in particular. When they try to do nothing they act like they’re doing nothing, which means they’re acting, not doing nothing.”

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