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Mamoru Oshii

Mamoru Oshii (born August 8, 1951) is a Japanese animation and live-action film director.

Oshii's films are typically slowly paced, punctuated by several moments of fast action, and usually in the silence that follows, what exposition there is will occur. He has a visual style that is instantly recognizable, choosing to linger on beautiful images in montages in which nothing sigificant generally occurs. Some objects Oshii likes to include in his films are flocks of birds (not unlike John Woo), and a basset hound. The basset hound figured most prominently into his first internationally noticed live-action film, 2001's Japanese-Polish production Avalon.


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