Aoyama Shinji's (anti)emperor collage-film

jesty at jesty at
Fri Feb 27 14:07:15 EST 2009

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?

Thank you
Justin Jesty

---- Original message ----
>Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 08:14:26 -0500
>From: Aaron Gerow <aaron.gerow at>  
>Subject: Re: Aoyama Shinji's (anti)emperor collage-film  
>To: KineJapan at
>> am wondering if anyone has seen a film of Aoyama
Shinji's--"Sude ni  
>> oita kanojo no subete ni tsuite wa kataranu tame ni." He
made it in  
>> 2002, right before "Yuriika."
>I saw this at Athenee a long time ago when it was made (that
would be  
>2000, by the way). Aoyama made this with his Bigakko class,
and it is  
>quite different from Roji e (there is no Izuchi-san running
>reading quotes). It is mainly landscape images with voice-over  
>reading various passages. There was some criticism at the
time about  
>whether Aoyama was sufficiently critical of passages relating
to the  
>imperial system.
>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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