In Giants and Toys (Yasuzô Masumura, 1958) the advertising business is tough. Competition is relentless and one has to do things one doesn’t want to.
He fights it but in the end he has to make a fool of himself. He wears the space suit and walks the streets to advertise.
She comes up to him and whispers “Give them a smile. A bright smile.”
And he does.
It makes it a little easier, I guess.
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Brooms and colourful buckets in Yasujirô Ozu‘s An Autumn Afternoon (Sanma no aji, 1962)
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Samuel Fuller has been deeply appreciated by filmmakers in Europe. He smoked his cigar in Pierrot le fou, Der amerikanische Freund, La vie de bohème.
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Pierrot le fou (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)
Der amerikanische Freund (Wim Wenders, 1977)
La vie de bohème (Aki Kaurismäki, 1992)