More on Ozu

Michael E Kerpan kerpan at
Wed Jul 12 19:56:35 EDT 2006

Although Desser linked "Make Way for Tomorrow" with "Tokyo Story" (probably 
correctly), I would suggest that it is linked at least as closely with an 
earlier Ozu film -- "Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family".  While this 
involves a widowed mother and a younger sister (instead of a mother and 
father), the tone of Todas (a bit one-sided and sometimes sarcastic) and its 
plot structure are much more like McCarey's film than those of "Tokyo Story".

Michael Kerpan

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