What happened to... (Plus A New Question) Plus New Dorama
Fri Aug 10 13:15:58 EDT 2007
It's possible--but it had a German soundtrack and no subtitles, and unless they changed the title to a German one, I don't think it's likely to have been the Canadian one. Also, some of the student problems seemed rather more gritty and "realistic" than a commercial American audience might be used to--though I'm not sure re Canadians. Most of the German "dorama" series I watch here on DVD, like Wilsberg, SK Kolsch, etc., all seem to be made by regional state TV systems--so could it be that some don't ever get shown nationally?
I like to try to find new parallels between Japanese films and Continental European ones, but it may be that sometimes I try too hard, so if I don't track down that German show all will still be okay.
By the way, I just got a very recent Japanese dorama on DVD called "Manhattan Diaries"--3 disks--it's very good to use to illustrate popular perceptions of the US by younger Japanese people, and very well done technically. Though it may also partly be schlock--maybe like some of the other TV series I enjoy, I'm afraid.
With Best Wishes,
----- Original Message -----
From: Stefan Nutz <nuzumaki at gmx.net>
Date: Friday, August 10, 2007 12:12 pm
Subject: Re: What happened to... (Plus A New Question)
> Michael and Jasper,
> Thanks for replies!
> And regarding this TV-series, did you mean: DEGRASSI JUNIOR HIGH?
> Actually, i have never seen it but it was shown around that time
> and the
> characters dealt with that kinds of problems. If i am not wrong,
> it was a
> Canadian show.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael McCaskey" <mccaskem at georgetown.edu>
> To: <KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu>
> Sent: Friday, August 10, 2007 5:30 PM
> Subject: Re: What happened to... (Plus A New Question)
> Dear Stefan,
> You can buy a DVD of 03+ from Amazon.jp, right now, if you?d like.
> ショートムービー "03+"
> There?s also the book Mizu no onna, a novel I think, also by
> Sugimori, on
> which he based the film.
> 水の女 (文庫)
> 杉森 秀則 (著)
> ? 文庫: 217ページ
> ? 出版社:
> ? ISBN-10: 4840106290
> ? ISBN-13: 978-4840106290
> It?s listed on Amazon.jp at:
> In reality, though, they don?t have any new copies at Amazon.jp,
> but you can
> get a good ?collector?s copy? from the Amazon Japan Marketplace
> URL below (I don?t know whether they will ship overseas or not,
> I hope this has been of some help. I looked around, and it seems
> as if there?s
> a lot of information about Mizu no onna ? but I did not see very
> much more
> recent information.
> A Question in Return?
> Recently, while watching the live action version of Gokusen I,
> with Nakama
> Yukie, I recalled a 1990s TV series in Germany about a teacher
> with a class
> of teen-age ?problem students? who were always getting in trouble
> the school, often with the police. In almost every show, she would
> leave the
> classroom, track a problem student down, solve the problem, and
> get them
> back to school. Sort of like a teacher cum social worker. As I
> recall, the
> lead actress seemed very street-wise, like the lead in Gokusen.
> I saw the series on TV in Stuttgart ca. 1993, I think. Does anyone
> the name of this German series, or of the actress who played the
> teacher, so
> I can try to track it down? (I?d like to compare it briefly with
> the live
> action dorama version of Gokusen--if I can somehow track down a
> some photos, or even a DVD (???) of part of that German series. I
> forgotten all about it until I saw Gokusen, but I recall that when
> I first
> saw the German series, it seemed quite ?Japanese? to me, in terms
> of the way
> the teacher went out and helped students in their lives outside
> Many thanks in advance if anyone can provide information on this.
> Michael McCaskey
> Georgetown Univ.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Stefan Nutz <nuzumaki at gmx.net>
> Date: Friday, August 10, 2007 8:41 am
> Subject: What happened to...
> > After going through my DVD-collection today, i stumbled over MIZU
> > NO ONNA (Woman of Water) by Sugimori Hidenori and i could remember
> > how i enjoyed this film. Then i did a little web-research but
> > wasn't able to track down any information on Sugimori. At least i
> > found out he did a short called "03+", which was screend at the
> > Cineasia-Festival in Cologne. If i am right, which isn't -
> > unfortunately - not always the case, Sugimori was a TV-commercial
> > director. I thought Woman of Water, at least from a visual point
> > of view, was really good.
> > If anybody knows more about Sugimori... please delight me!
> > best regards,
> > Stefan
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