Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Jiro dreams of Sushi

I am a picky TV and movie watcher.  Not that I don't occasionally watch brain-garbage while folding laundry, but I am ecstatic when I find something that utilizes the crafts of visual and film arts to its maximum potential.

Having just completed Jiro dreams of Sushi (at 12:45am), I had to write to say that is amazing.  It's a stunning piece of art, masquerading as a documentary of Jiro Ono and his renowned sushi restaurant Sukiyabashi Jirō.  Everything about this movie is perfect-- the background music choices, the lighting, the still shots, the transitions, the interviews.  While providing a biography of Jiro Ono and story of the day-to-day operations of the restaurant, it also showcases the accomplishments and future plans of Ono's sons.

I wish there was a written transcript of this movie because the spoken word is so poetic.  Obviously the producers knew how to capture the philosophical tenor of this man, his family, and those who associate with him.

Thanks to 101Cookbooks for suggesting Jiro dreams of Sushi in last week's favorites.

Even if sushi is not your favorite, this movie is still definitely worth your time.  If you're already craving sushi, wait until you spend 80 minutes on this movie.  Netflix members, it's waiting for you in your instant queue.

For more info:

A life worth eating blog details a meal at Sukiyabashi Jirō. with copious pictures.

1 comment:

Anthony Grubb said...

You may like this link for a transcript: