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silence... "ma"


Mar 11 2013, 4:38am

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silence... "ma" [In reply to] Can't Post

From an interview with Hiyao Miyazaki:
"We have a word for that in Japanese," he said. "It's called ma. Emptiness. It's there intentionally."

Is that like the "pillow words" that separate phrases in Japanese poetry?

"I don't think it's like the pillow word." He clapped his hands three or four times. "The time in between my clapping is ma. If you just have non-stop action with no breathing space at all, it's just busyness, But if you take a moment, then the tension building in the film can grow into a wider dimension. If you just have constant tension at 80 degrees all the time you just get numb."


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Subject User Time
The Sounds of Silence? Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Mar 10 2013, 7:14am
    Yes I can think of two strong impressions Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Mar 10 2013, 10:29am
    PJ's best use of silence is one of my favorites in cinema QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Mar 10 2013, 11:54am
    A moment of silence in DOS will surely be ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Mar 10 2013, 12:14pm
        Knowing PJ, he'll be chased in by wargs QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Mar 10 2013, 12:40pm
            QT! How Kwell..Cruel but Cool... ROTFLMAO.../// Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Mar 10 2013, 1:43pm
    silence... "ma" swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Mar 11 2013, 4:38am


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