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Episode 3: Byousoku 5 Centimeters

 
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Laz
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:15 am    Post subject: Episode 3: Byousoku 5 Centimeters  Reply with quote

Discussion on the third part of 5 CM per Second ... Takaki later in life.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It felt like it was missing a major part of the story to me, could have been executed alot better. I felt the third episode was a major flaw in the movie but the music video at the end was amazeing.

I just remember first time watching and the music video appeared I felt a little unsatisfied. But the music video gives alot of hints to tie the story together

I wonder why the thrid episode was that way? Anyone agree that is could have been alot better?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must say it tied this part of the story which was actually the longest really well together. Like Menasha said, it was a major flaw but the music video put it all together as best as possible.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was my favorite part of the movie. I thought that it concluded nicely, and I really liked that Shinkai seemed to have left the ending open for interpretation.

It may have seemed incomplete (I don't remember), but, if it was, I must have automatically filled in the blanks on my own. Not to say that makes it any better-- just that it makes it better for me. Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to have to agree with Phantast here. I think this third part is perfect. In my opinion (darn .. I've got THe Place Promised in the BluRay and the violin music is playing in the background ... ) this part ties it all up or me. I'm glad to see Takaki's metamorphosis (lots of big words in this post) from his former self to the person he needs to be to get on with his life.

The meeting of the two at the train tracks, the fact that the montage/music starts at the point where both Akari and Takaki are thinking the same thing ... we see that when they parted they were on the same wave length ... but then we see through the montage how each changed (or didn't change) after they separated.

Just my opinion ... but I wouldn't change anything
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey guys, I just noticed something about this part of the movie that I simply can't figure out. During the ending song there is a girl lying with takaki in his bed right before that quick scene where he is having a drink, who is that girl?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeyo wrote:
Hey guys, I just noticed something about this part of the movie that I simply can't figure out. During the ending song there is a girl lying with takaki in his bed right before that quick scene where he is having a drink, who is that girl?


I'm pretty sure that's Risa.
To me, that one shot says so much about Takaki at this stage.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, those scenes whizzed by quite fast so you only catch glimpses of them otherwise you'll have to press pause haha.

If you browse through this forum, you should find posts about the story. Her name is Risa Mizuno and was the girlfriend of Takaki for three years.

Before the song, we see Risa mail Takaki on the cell phone but he does not respond.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actaully I rewatched 5 Centimeters again resently and I suddonly just began less fond of it, the story seemed to disjointed to me. I wonder how it would of turned out if he decided not to connect all the stories togeher in any way then thematically.

He just didnt tell Takaki and Akaris story in the movie he just gave us barly enough information so we can kind of coin up what happened our selfs. Did that add anything, not sure.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a very disjointed story --- realistically, that's how things like that can sometimes feel; I guess it just holds a sort of symbolic meaning for me, so I don't get tired of it or the ideas inside the film --- but then I've only watched it twice.


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