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Archive for April 25th, 2015

terayama 2

by Allan Fish

(Japan 1971 120m) not on DVD

Aka. Sho o suteyo mchi e deyou

Goodbye cinema

p  Eiko Kujo, Shuji Terayama  d/w  Shuji Terayama  ph  Masayoshi Sukita  ed  Keiichi Uraoka  m  Kuni Kawachi, Ichiro Araki, Itsuro Shimoda, J.A.Seazer  art  Seiichi Hayashi

Hideaki Sasaki (boy), Masahiro Saito (his father), Yukiko Kobayashi (Setsuko, his sister), Fudeko Tanaka (his grandmother), Sei Hirazumi (football captain), Keiko Nitaka (Midori, the prostitute), Maki Asakawa (other prostitute), Akihiro Miwa (Maya at the hell),

Considering my general love of Japanese film, I have to admit there are some directors whose films have not had the impact on me they might have had.  Take a look through the fortunate selected films here and you will find nothing by Kei Kumai, by Kazuhiko Hasegawa, Juzo Itami, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Takeshi Kitano, Koichi Saito, Yoshitaro Nomura or, perhaps most shamefully of all, by Yoji Yamada.  Some of them I have admired individual films, but not to the level required for admittance, and in some cases admit it’s probably a deficiency on my part, not theirs.  (more…)

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