Japanese pop band movies

Stephen Cremin asianfilmlibrary
Thu Aug 16 08:35:53 EDT 2001

In recent years, Morning Musume's PINCH RUNNER springs immediately to mind,
but historically (1950s - 1960s) you should find lots.  I'll let someone
with more knowledge answer that one.

Someone once wrote to this list for help with her thesis on Japanese
musicals.  Did that ever emerge?  I'd love to read it and hope part of it
has been published somewhere.

Incidentally, anyone in UK should tune their videos for Toei Video's NO WAY
BACK on Channel 5 tonight at 9pm.  Toyokawa Etsushi in his prime alongside
Russel Crowe, Helen Slater, Shimada Kyusaku, etc.


>From: "Tom Mes" <china_crisis at hotmail.com>
>To: KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu
>Subject: Japanese pop band movies
>Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 11:10:30 

>Since I'm currently working on a review of Takashi Miike's ANDROMEDIA for 
>Midnight Eye, I was wondering if there are any other Japanese films made 
>around popular bands, preferably predating Andromedia (1998).
>I know a lot of Japanese actors are ex-musicians, from Mickey Curtis to 
>Masahiro Motoki, but does anyone know of films, aside from Andromedia 
>specifically made about popular bands, in the vein of A Hard Day's Night (or 
>Spice World, if you will)?
>Midnight Eye
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