Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

Synopsis: Untangling the web of cultural and historical ties underlying Japan's deep fascination with insects.
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Jessica Oreck
Production: Argot Pictures
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.3
Metacritic:
75
Rotten Tomatoes:
91%
Year:
2009
90 min
Website
14 Views


if he would supply them with their own.

Chuzo obliged and soon

a new phenomenon of

captive crickets

spread throughout Japan.

Inspired by Chuzo's success,

others followed his example

and the market for a variety

of insects expanded.

A craze took hold of the entire country.

Special:

Insect Catching and Rearing Supplies

Help! All of my insects have escaped.

Can you help me find them?

Even at the hour of the noon-day meal,

they forget to return home -

the children catching dragonflies.

The poetry that often praises insects

is a type of poetry that rejoices

in the minuscule

as a defining feature

of a particular time and space.

This form of poetry, the haiku,

became popular in the 17th century,

its minimal form a model illustration

of Japanese aesthetics and values.

Haiku is the expression

of a precise view of nature -

personal and universal in equal parts.

It is the distillation of time,

a representation of a

single spontaneous moment -

an eternity captured

in a mundane instant of reality.

Haiku is an interpretation

of the brevity of life

and the never-ending cycle of nature -

the unyielding passing of the seasons.

Similar to the concept of

Mono No Aware,

haiku is about the transience of all things

and the perception of intimate nature

without intermediaries.

Haiku is man as part of nature,

or more exactly

man as nature.

Meeting In Flight

How gracefully do the dragonflies

Glance away from each other.

As a measure of their belief

that all creatures exist on an equal

plane of capacity and possibility,

the Japanese often assigned

traditionally human,

emotional characteristics to insects.

Because of the shrewdness

with which it caught its prey,

the dragonfly was a favorite emblem

among the warrior class.

It was called the "Victory Insect,"

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Discuss this script with the community:

0 Comments

    Translation

    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 25 Nov. 2020. <https://www.scripts.com/script/beetle_queen_conquers_tokyo_3812>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer

    Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.