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The Psychology, Life Lessons & Storytelling of Tokyo Story

Rance Keating, English Teacher & Video Editor

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4 Lessons (24m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Part One

    • 3. Part Two

    • 4. Part Three


About This Class


In this class, as the title says, I'm going to look at the psychology, life lessons and storytelling of a film called Tokyo Story which was directed by Yasujirō Ozu. Good stories don't usually hold any measurable, objective truths that you can quantify using scientific methods, but I do think that they contain 'behavioural truths' or 'psychological truths' that you can use in life. So in this class I'm going to study the storytelling and the characters from this film and talk about the psychological processes that the characters seem to be going through along the way. 

You can watch Tokyo Story on YouTube. Just search for 'Tokyo Story' and it should be at the top of the search results

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