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 ===The Last Supper=== ===The Last Supper===
 In the climactic dinner scene, the characters exemplify a strong conformity to the flat-space compression format. ​ Their movements are entirely two dimensional and artificially bounded by the ends of the table. ​  The shot scale is careful to frame the family with empty space on all sides, drawing attention to the joke of self-enforced constriction. ​ All the elements of family life are not functioning properly at this table. ​ Parental guidance and discipline are grossly misapplied as the father berates his son across the table. ​ Social niceties are ignored at the expense of a guest. ​ Space is being misused; the family is unnecessarily cramped. ​ Manners are malfunctioning,​ absurdly illustrated as the wife graciously nods for the tutor to stop pouring as he overfills her glass with the wrong liquid. ​  At this table, the tutor decides to seek a lethal blow to the family’s dysfunctional stasis. ​ Satirizing their consumption myopia to an unbelievable maximum, he engages in escalating self-absorbed gluttony, a behavior that is allowed to build beyond reasonable levels. ​ Yoshimoto unleashes the culmination of his entropic vision, the full and now literal deconstruction of the malfunctioning family complex. ​  ​Physically disrupting the table and assaulting the family, he draws them out of their two dimensional box.  In an unmistakable metaphor, he upends the table sending the parents and food to the floor. ​ This is the literal action of structural upheaval, a crowd-pleasing climax that sees the ridiculous customs of a misled family triumphantly vanquished. ​ When the camera returns to the family, cleaning up the mess, they are on the floor, positioned in a circle rather than horizontally. ​ Yoshimoto’s chaos has necessitated their unity in a genuine familial effort; the abject destruction of their ritual will force them to reconsider as they rebuild. Quietly, they work together for the first time.  ​ In the climactic dinner scene, the characters exemplify a strong conformity to the flat-space compression format. ​ Their movements are entirely two dimensional and artificially bounded by the ends of the table. ​  The shot scale is careful to frame the family with empty space on all sides, drawing attention to the joke of self-enforced constriction. ​ All the elements of family life are not functioning properly at this table. ​ Parental guidance and discipline are grossly misapplied as the father berates his son across the table. ​ Social niceties are ignored at the expense of a guest. ​ Space is being misused; the family is unnecessarily cramped. ​ Manners are malfunctioning,​ absurdly illustrated as the wife graciously nods for the tutor to stop pouring as he overfills her glass with the wrong liquid. ​  At this table, the tutor decides to seek a lethal blow to the family’s dysfunctional stasis. ​ Satirizing their consumption myopia to an unbelievable maximum, he engages in escalating self-absorbed gluttony, a behavior that is allowed to build beyond reasonable levels. ​ Yoshimoto unleashes the culmination of his entropic vision, the full and now literal deconstruction of the malfunctioning family complex. ​  ​Physically disrupting the table and assaulting the family, he draws them out of their two dimensional box.  In an unmistakable metaphor, he upends the table sending the parents and food to the floor. ​ This is the literal action of structural upheaval, a crowd-pleasing climax that sees the ridiculous customs of a misled family triumphantly vanquished. ​ When the camera returns to the family, cleaning up the mess, they are on the floor, positioned in a circle rather than horizontally. ​ Yoshimoto’s chaos has necessitated their unity in a genuine familial effort; the abject destruction of their ritual will force them to reconsider as they rebuild. Quietly, they work together for the first time.  ​
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