Jun Ichikawa Makes It To CD

mark schilling 0934611501 at jcom.home.ne.jp
Fri Oct 26 06:55:27 EDT 2001

Thanks to Michael Kerpan for the compliment and the plug.

I apologize for sounding like a broken record on the subject of Ichikawa
Jun -- but the man has never made a bad movie and is far more various than
his Ozu-esque reputation would indicate. I just wish more people out there
knew it!

I am not up to speed on Ichikawa DVDs -- I'll check with his office.

No plans for updating "Contemporary Japanese Cinema" -- it covers ten years
(1989-1999) and took me five to get published. I don't think the market will
be ready for Volume Two until the current decade ends -- if then.

Mark Schilling
schill at gol.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Kerpan" <kerpan at attglobal.net>
To: <KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu>
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 1:11 PM
Subject: Re: Jun Ichikawa Makes It To CD

> On Thursday 25 October 2001 21:17, you wrote:
> > Here's a link to my five-star Japan Times review  of "Tokyo Marigold":
> >
> > http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?ff20010516a2.htm
> Thanks for the link.
> > The film is more than "OK" -- it is as lyrical and passionate and
> > accomplished as anything Ichikawa has done, which is saying something.
> Well, it looks like I need to save up my pennies for this DVD, after all.
> got "Ganbatte ikimasshoi" based largely on the review in your book -- so I
> guess I'll trust you on this. ;~}
> Am I correct in thinking this is the first Jun Ichikawa DVD release?  Do
> know whether his earlier films ever came out on video (priced for
> not rental)?  I haven't found any hints online, so far.
> By the way, are there any plans for an updated version (or a volume 2) of
> your Contemporary Japanese films?
> Thanks again,
> Michael Kerpan

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