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Satoshi Kon’s Millennium Actress: A Feminine Journey with Dream-Like Qualities

Satoshi Kon is a Japanese animation film director whose works, story, and imagery suggest altered mental states, such as insanity or dreaming. Millennium Actress (2001), which this author regards as Kon’s magnum opus, uses a dream-like style of animation and filmmaking to create the narrative of a biography of a fictional actress. In this feature-length animated film, Kon reifies theories and findings from the functions of dreaming and the mechanics of dream that have developed over a hundred years since the early 20th century. The oneiric quality of the animation film is explored using both psychoanalytical/psychological theories and neuroscientific frameworks to reveal its story of a feminine journey in relation to the collective unconscious and mythic story structure, and the cinematic editing techniques that help the storytelling lead to the dream state.

  • Title (Japanese)
今敏の『千年女優』――夢のような特質を伴うある女性の旅程
  • Publish Date
2013
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  • Publication
Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal
  • Publication Volume
8(1)
  • Publication Page Number
85-97
  • Publication’s Website
http://anm.sagepub.com/content/8/1/85.abstract
  • DOI
10.1177/1746847712467571
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