Tue Nov 1 21:26:49 EST 2005
"Ski Jump Pairs -- Road to Torino 2006" began life as a CG project that the
producer, Mashima Riichiro, released on the Web. It was then made into a DVD
and, when that became a hit, expanded into a feature with a proper story
line, with Kobayashi Masaki, a colleague of Kore'eda Hirokazu's at TV Man
Mashima is making another "sports" project, this time with bowling as the
theme, though who knows what form it will take. I can hardly wait.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Nornes" <amnornes at umich.edu>
To: <KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 6:44 AM
Subject: Re: TIFF Awards
> On Tuesday, November 1, 2005, at 05:53 AM, mark schilling wrote:
> > We gave the Special Award to something completely different, Masaki
> > Kobayashi's "Ski Jump Pairs -- Road to Torino 2006." Advertised as a
> > "human
> > documentary," the
> > film is in fact a brilliant send-up of all those po-faced NHK docs on
> > triumphs-against-adversity. It then segues, midway, into -- well, I
> > really
> > shouldn't say, only that I have never -- and I mean never -- seen a
> > Japanese
> > film so
> > spit-choke, all-fours-in-the-air funny. Think "Airplane" on the ski
> > slopes.
> > It's that
> > good.
> Mark, is this the computer animation piece done by the new commercial
> film school?
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