"We will have the silence of Shunga."
It was the first thing I'd heard the film director we were trying to land speak during the first production meeting on the movie Winter in Niseko. Knut Johansen was the reason we were freezing our tails off here in Oslo, Norway, in the winter. Atmospherics. Johansen was all about atmospherics. We could just as well have had the meeting in L.A. But he was the director of pregnant silence, bleakness, and sultry looks set against night and
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