An analysis of the use of sound in Iwai Shunji's film ‘Love Letter’


  • Yuxin Wei



Iwai Shunji, Love Letter, sound, music.


Iwai Shunji, a Japanese filmmaker, is responsible for directing the film "Love Letter," which is considered an outstanding example of a pure love picture from East Asia. The film is lauded for its sincere and uncomplicated approach to the narrative, its new and breathtaking camera images, and its delicate and gentle emotional expressions. The sensitive depiction of feelings from the viewpoint of the female protagonist and the aesthetics of materialism demonstrate the unadulterated emotions of East Asian love in a manner that is both new and uncluttered. The concept of "love without knowing where it comes from," which is sometimes believed to be the epitome of a crush, is shown as the emotional output of the characters in this movie. This article will investigate the qualities and benefits of the use of sound in Love Letter, directed by Iwai Shunji, in terms of the relevance of the study, the introduction to the film's plot, and the use of sound. Specifically, the article will focus on the characteristics and advantages of the use of sound.


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How to Cite

Wei, Y. (2024). An analysis of the use of sound in Iwai Shunji’s film ‘Love Letter’. Frontiers in Humanities and Social Sciences, 4(3), 135-140.

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