marran at umn.edu
Wed Oct 4 22:22:00 EDT 2006
This is very sad news. He was a wonderful director.
My favorite Tanaka films were Maruhi: Shikijo mesu ichiba (1974)
Maruhi: joro seme jigoku (1973). They are artful, memorable films.
Aaron Gerow wrote:
> The Asahi reported this morning that the Roman Porno director Tanaka
> Noboru died on the 4th of a brain aneurysm. He was 69. Tanaka was almost
> exclusively a Nikkatsu director, making his first film there in 1972.
> Most of his works were in the Roman Porno line, with the most famous
> probably being Jitsuroku Abe Sada (1975), Yaneura no sanposha (1976),
> Tenshi no harawata Nami (1979), and Hitozuma shudan boko chishi jiken
> (1979). The last one earned him the Japanese Academy Award for best
> director and the first three are available in one form or another abroad
> with English subtitles. His last theatrical film was in 1988 (again for
> Nikkatsu), but he continued working in TV, directing dozens of mystery
> suspense TV movies.
> Aaron Gerow
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> Film Studies Program/East Asian Languages and Literatures
> Yale University
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