Lost In Translation etc.

Mark Mays tetsuwan at comcast.net
Sun Apr 11 01:17:18 EDT 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mitch Cullin" <fpunk at yahoo.com>
To: <KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu>
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: Lost In Translation etc.

> Not sure I find it sad, Don.  However, it's an open
> forum so please feel free to angle us in another
> direction.  One thing that I've been curious about is
> the work of Takeshi Kitano.  I've seen all of his
> films, and his work strikes me as a very mixed bag,
> indeed.  It seems to be contextual, however, or maybe
> subjective--because films of his that really impress
> me aren't always considered his best.  While others,
> like "Hana Bi" and "A Scene at the Sea", struck me as
> being maudlin and verging on TV-movie trite.  I do
> agree that "Zatochi" is a fun, artful return to form. 

When did he careen away from form?

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