Love behind the camera

Jason Gray loaded_films
Tue Sep 12 00:21:58 EDT 2006

Not a drama, but a dramatization that really stands out
for me is one that aired on Fuji TV back in 2003 about the
final days of director Fukasaku Kinji as he went into
production on Battle Royale II.

I dug up a summary I wrote at the time and posted it here:

Thanks for the note about the program airing tonight -- I
plan to record it.

Jason Gray

> On 2006.9.12, at 09:28  AM, Rob Schwartz wrote:
> > That sounds like a great doc.
> Well, it's not a documentary, but one of those
> "docudramas" (that at 
> least ABC in the USA thinks allows it to rewrite
> history (e.g., "Path 
> to 9/11")). But having done research on
> representations of the 
> cinematic medium in Japan, I am intrigued by such
> dramatic accounts of 
> filmmakers. Can anyone recall any other TV dramas
> based on real 
> Japanese filmmakers? There are of course the
> various, sometimes 
> fictionalized, accounts of Kitano Takeshi's life, as
> well as, I recall, 
> some dramas about the Makino family, but can anyone
> recall any others?
> Aaron Gerow
> KineJapan owner
> Assistant Professor
> Film Studies Program/East Asian Languages and
> Literatures
> Yale University
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