Kitano & News Questions

Eija Margit Niskanen eija
Sat Jan 6 22:03:11 EST 2001

You Kitano fans might be interested in that yesterday TV Asahi screened a
dramatization "Kikujiro to Saki", based on the life of Kitano Takeshi's
parents. It also had scenes of Takeshi as a little schoolboy. 

At 01:37 PM 1/6/01 -0500, you wrote:
>Image's new DVD releases of _A Scene At The Sea_ and _Kids Return_ are out. 
>They are widescreen transfers (despite earlier reports that they would
only be
>pan and scan). They have subtitles which (I believe) can be turned off.
>I have two questions about _A Scene At The Sea_ First, what is the literal
>translation of _Ano Natsu, Ichiban Shizukana Umi_. (I know its [something]
>summer, first [something] sea). <g>
>Second -- Am I overinterpreting or is one supposed to think the young heroine
>commits suicide to join her lost lover in his watery grave. (At first I
>she was only sending the surfboard out to sea as a do-it-yourself funeral
>but then I started to wonder).
>Michael Kerpan
>Boston, MA

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