Saturday Matinee: Perfect Blue

“Perfect Blue” (1997) is a psychological thriller anime directed by Satoshi Kon, written by Sadayuki Murai, and based on the novel “Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis” by Yoshikazu Takeuchi. The film follows Mima Kirigoe, a member of a Japanese idol group, who retires from music to pursue an acting career. As she becomes a victim of stalking, gruesome murders begin to occur, and she starts to lose her grip on reality. Like Kon’s later work, Paprika, the film deals with the blurring of the lines between fantasy and reality in contemporary culture.

Watch the film on Hoopla here:

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1 Response to Saturday Matinee: Perfect Blue

  1. ospreyshire says:

    Perfect Blue is such a great film. Thanks for talking about it. Did you know that Darren Aronovsky bought the rights to that film so he could recreate the “Girl Screaming in a Bathtub” scene for Requiem for a Dream?

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