Friday, April 6

5 Centimeters Per Second

The final song from Makoto Shinkai's 5 Centimeters Per Second left me a bit baffled about the ending. But from what I could gather, what tears us apart is distance—physical (Cherry Blossoms), emotional (Cosmonaut), and temporal (5cm/sec).

When Tataki sees a girl who looks like Akari at the railroad crossing, then he stops and looks back only to have the trains block his view and then find that no one is waiting for him at the other side, and then he smiles—that moment seems ripped right out of “Dead Stars.”

But what a poignant and moody film. Leaves you with so many questions which are preferably not (un)resolved by means of a music video. But oh well.

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