Re: Tenkô in Japanese film ?
mccaskem at georgetown.edu
Sat Aug 25 08:05:03 EDT 2007
It just also occurred to me that Kurosawa's Shizukanaru ketto/The Quiet Duel (1949) might be an allegorical derivative of Wolfgang Staudte's Die Mörder sind unter uns (1946). I had never thought of it before, but the plots may have some similarities.
----- Original Message -----
From: Michael McCaskey <mccaskem at georgetown.edu>
Date: Saturday, August 25, 2007 7:45 am
Subject: Re: Tenkô in Japanese film ?
> In Waga seishun ni kuinashi, the tenko didn't work, as I recall -
> Masaki Kobayashi's
> Ningen no joken (1959-1961) might have something in it - I watched
> the third part several years ago, but I haven't seen all 3 films
> together since the 1960s.
> Tsurumi Shunsuke, who once was a teacher of mine, and others in
> the Shiso no kagaku group, did a large-scale series of Tenko case
> studies in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Tsurumi Shunsuke et al,
> Tenko, Shiso no Kagaku Kenyukai hen, Tenko, 3 vols. (Heibonsha,
> 1959-1962). But Tsurumi told us that, in his opinion, so many
> intellectuals had compromised with fascism that he and his
> colleagues had a very hard time finding people for the Tenko
> survey, since so many were in denial, or wished to conceal the
> facts, and refused to participate.
> There weren't so many searching postwar anti-fascist films of this
> sort made in any WWII fascist-controlled country, maybe, except a
> few like Wolfgang Staudte's Die Mörder sind unter uns (The
> Murderers Are Among Us), starring Hildegard Knef (1946).
> Michael McCaskey
> Georgetown Univ.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Mathieu Capel <mathieucapel at gmail.com>
> Date: Saturday, August 25, 2007 6:53 am
> Subject: Re: Tenkô in Japanese film ?
> > One could think about Kurosawa's Waga seishun ni kuinashi (1946)...
> > Mathieu Capel
> > Paris
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