Aoyama Shinji's (anti)emperor collage-film

Aaron Gerow aaron.gerow at
Fri Feb 27 08:14:26 EST 2009

> 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 around  
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
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Yale University
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