Aoyama Shinji's (anti)emperor collage-film

jesty at jesty at
Fri Feb 27 15:42:07 EST 2009

Dear Aaron and Anne,

Thank you for your responses and clarifications. I had
misunderstood the reference to Bigakko as being the
independent art school in Jinbocho (,
which opened in 1969 and included a number of well known
artists, such as Kikuhata Mokuma, Akasegawa Genpei and
Nakamura Hiroshi among its instructors. My mistake!

Thanks again

---- Original message ----
>Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 14:27:08 -0500
>From: Aaron Gerow <aaron.gerow at>  
>Subject: Re: Aoyama Shinji's (anti)emperor collage-film  
>To: KineJapan at
>> It's fascinating that Aoyama was a student at Bigakko. I've
>> been interested in this school for a couple of years, but I
>> never realized it had connections to film too. Do you know who
>> Aoyama's teacher was there? Are there any other
>> directors/technicians etc. who went there?
>No, Aoyama was (and sometimes still is) a teacher there. Many  
>instructors have made films there with their students. There
are a  
>lot of people in the Rikkyo/Athenee/Hasumi/Eurospace crowd
that teach  
>there, including Kurosawa Kiyoshi, Shinozaki Makoto, Manda
>Zeze Takahisa, etc. Many simply transferred to Tokyo Geidai
when they  
>started the masters program there (or teach at both places).
>Since Bigakko only started about 10 years ago, there are
still not  
>too many well-known graduates out there. But here is a list of  
>graduation works:
>Aaron Gerow
>Assistant Professor
>Film Studies Program/East Asian Languages and Literatures
>Yale University
>53 Wall Street, Room 316
>PO Box 208363
>New Haven, CT 06520-8363
>Phone: 1-203-432-7082
>Fax: 1-203-432-6764
>e-mail: aaron.gerow at

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