Christopher Nolan and Darren Aronofsky are two of the most accalimed filmmakers in the digital age – and they both took inspiration from the late anime master, Satoshi Kon.
Satoshi Kon was a Japanese director, screenwriter, animator, and manga artist known for TOKYO GODFATHERS and PAPRIKA. His editing style is known for uniquely blending fantasy and reality into single sequences as an attempt to illustrate the idea that fantasy and reality exist simultaneously for the individual.
Check out Tony Zhou’s video below to hear it explained more eloquently.
As Zhou explains, Kon’s editing style has influenced both Darren Aronofsky and Christopher Nolan, as shown through REQUIEM FOR A DREAM and INCEPTION respectively. If you haven’t yet seen any of Satoshi Kon’s work, it is definitely something to check out.