Changes at Toho
a_p_jacoby at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jun 11 08:37:19 EDT 2007
I fear nobody has answered it at all! Maybe it is Top Secret...
Eija Niskanen <eija.niskanen at gmail.com> wrote:
I am also curious...
On 6/11/07, Thomas Vincent wrote:
> I am wondering if this was answered off-list. If so, any chance I could find
> out more too...?
> Thanks in advance,
> >From: Alexander Jacoby
> >Reply-To: KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu
> >To: KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu
> >Subject: Changes at Toho
> >Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 16:38:46 +0100 (BST)
> >Dear All,
> > Anyone have any news on internal studio politics? I spoke to Donald
> >Richie last night and he told me that there appears to have been some kind
> >of internal coup at Toho in which some of the older and more conservative
> >bosses have been nudged into retirement. He didn't have many details,
> >though, as he'd only heard it on the grapevine. Does anyone know anything
> >more specific about this story? Is it going to become easier for the rest
> >of us to work with Toho in the future?
> > ALEX
> >Aaron Gerow wrote:
> > To add to the list of summer events that I and others have sent, let me
> >note that the Tsubouchi Memorial Theater Museum at Waseda University is
> >currently holding an exhibit on Furukawa Roppa and his involvement in
> >musical revues. Roppa was one of Japan's great comedians who appeared
> >in many many films in addition to being central in stage comedy and
> >musical revues. The son of an aristocrat, he actually started out as a
> >film reporter and magazine editor and is also famous as a diarist. The
> >exhibit includes a lot about Roppa, including his relation to film, as
> >well as related phenomena such as Asakusa Opera and postwar strip shows.
> >The exhibition will run until July 31, but one of the jewels of the
> >event is the rare screening of a Roppa musical comedy entitled Harakiri
> >Boy (PCL, 1937) on June 28.
> >Aaron Gerow
> >KineJapan owner
> >Assistant Professor
> >Film Studies Program/East Asian Languages and Literatures
> >Yale University
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