Love behind the camera
Tue Sep 12 10:27:08 EDT 2006
Fair enough, we'll spot Ichikawa the three years.
On 9/12/06, Alexander Jacoby <a_p_jacoby at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Ichikawa is making a new film too, it appears! A remake of his popular hit
> of the seventies, The Inugami Family. OK, he's a few years younger than
> Shindo, but being both in their nineties I think they both deserve Grand Old
> Man status. By the way, Senkichi Taniguchi appears also to be still living
> and he was born the same year as Shindo. He's not making movies though...
> His last film, incidentally, ties in with the recent Hani conversation, as
> it was made in Africa, and its title, Asante Sana, is Thankyou in Swahili I
> Rob Schwartz <gangamati at gmail.com> wrote:
> That sounds like a great doc. I'll try to check it out. Shindo-san is really
> amazing, still going strong at 94! We can safely say he is the grand old man
> of Japanese film at this point.
> Thanks for the heads up.
> rob schwartz
> On 9/12/06, Aaron Gerow <aaron.gerow at yale.edu> wrote:
> > If you thought that the current boom in romantic melodramas was
> > restricted to fictions before the camera, then you might want to check
> > out the Nippon TV drama tonight at 9pm: "The Story of the World's Most
> > Loved Wife: Otowa Nobuko and Shindo Kaneto" (Sekaiichi no aisai
> > monogatari). It is basically a dramatic retelling of the long
> > relationship between the director Shindo Kaneto (Onibaba, The Island)
> > and the actress Otowa Nobuko, which began while Shindo was still
> > married and had to wait 27 years until they were finally married.
> > Katahira Nagisa plays Otowa and Terawaki Yasufumi plays Shindo. The
> > real Shindo is now 94 and still making films, while Otowa died in 1994
> > of cancer after making Gogo no yuigonjo.
> > Aaron Gerow
> > KineJapan owner
> > Assistant Professor
> > Film Studies Program/East Asian Languages and Literatures
> > Yale University
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