Just who is Haruo Mizuno / Mike Mizuno

Aaron Gerow gerow at ynu.ac.jp
Sun Apr 14 22:35:29 EDT 2002

>and what is SIBERIAN EXPRESS (Shiberia chotokkyu)?  I saw it this week
>and not sure if it's junk, some sort of elaborate joke...or maybe both.
>The guy has since fashioned 2 sequels and Tower in Sibuya are selling
>t-shirts. What's it all about???

Mizuno Haruo is a long-standing film critic, most famous for being one of 
those "film introducers" on TV. He is very much a "popular" film critic 
who concentrates on Hollywood films. What one can say about his two 
ventures into directing depends on your position, but it does raise 
certain questions. I recall one eminent Japan studies scholar saying 
there is no camp in Japan. I disagree, and perhaps Siberian Express is a 
case to prove this wrong. Or perhaps not?

Aaron Gerow
Yokohama National University
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