I Flunked, But...

I Flunked, But... ★★★

Another silent comedy outing from Ozu. While not as good as Lloyd's The Freshman, I Flunked, But... still has some really charming comedic moments set around college students attempting to cheat their way through exam season.

It's interesting to see how Ozu shot his films before the sound era; these early films move a lot quicker with more coverage and camera positions. When he moves out of the silent era he's able to use sound as another storytelling element; so lets his camerawork be more static and slow, and edits his films to allow them to breathe a bit more.

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