Odds and Ends
City of Nightmares
3 1, 10:58pm
I really would like to know why this regular comment triggered my notification system when it doesn't mention me...
The issue seems to be that movies give japanese people the impression of the city being some kind of immaculate rose-coloured world, and when they arrive there, there is dust and there is trash (more than in Japan, since they enforce the tenet "filth belongs at home", to the point that there are almost no public trash bins). It's like hearing a movie being extolled as a masterpiece again and again; when you go watch it, you have a completely beautified expectation, so most likely no matter how good it is, it'll be a letdown. It's basically the same thing, just that the letdown is so sharp and fast that it hurts badly.