If you could see any classic film on the big screen subtitled...

Nuzumaki nuzumaki
Fri Apr 9 00:32:49 EDT 2004

i would loce to see EUREKA by SHINJI AOYAMA ... one of the best recent jap.
at least in the past 3-4 years.
by the way ... anybody seen TSUKI NO SABAKU? or


----- Original Message -----
From: "Aaron Gerow" <gerowaaron at sbcglobal.net>
To: <KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu>
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2004 4:46 AM
Subject: Re: If you could see any classic film on the big screen

> I hope "classic" does not necessarily mean "art film classic." Here's
> some recognized masterpieces on the entertainment side that have never
> really been seen much abroad:
> To put in a vote for another Yamanaka Sadao, there's Tange Sazen yowa:
> Hyakumanryo no tsubo, one of the great Japanese comedies. The film will
> be released on DVD in Japan next month with some recently discovered
> scenes added, all in preparation for a remake that is supposed to come
> out this summer.
> For another classic comedy--and a director too often ignored
> abroad--there's Kawashima Yuzo's brilliant _Bakumatsu taiyoden_, though
> I have a soft spot in my heart for his _Kashima ari_, too.
> A current cult favorite is _Oshidori utagassen_, a simply wonderful
> 1930s samurai musical directed by the master of rhythm, Makino Masahiro
> (Shimura Takashi sings!!!!). His film _Ketto Takadanobaba_, co-directed
> with Inagaki Hiroshi, is also a masterpiece of entertainment cinema.
> Itami Mansaku's _Akanishi Kakita_ also deserves some attention abroad.
> I also love the full-blown 1960s color musical _Kimi mo shusse ga
> dekiru_ and Shishido Jo's own favorite film, _Koruto wa ore no
> pasupoto_.
> One dramatic masterpiece that deserves subtitling is Inagaki's original
> wartime _Muho Matsu no issho_.  A really good DVD could fill in the
> scenes cut out by first Japanese and then American censors with photos
> and actor's readings.
> There's so much more--films by Shimizu Hiroshi, Kato Tai, Saito Koichi,
> Yamatoya Atsushi, etc. etc.--and more work that needs to be done.
> Aaron Gerow
> Film Studies and East Asian Languages and Literatures
> Yale University

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