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July is "Summer" Movies Month (Daniel's Pick) - "The End of Summer"

The End of Summer (1961; Dir.: Yasujiro Ozu)


By Daniel Barnes

“I was born and here I am. That’s all that matters.”

There is no more powerful a sequence of images in the cinema than a Yasujiro Ozu shot-reverse-shot. 688 more words


Kurosawa’s High and Low: A Dramatic Symmetry

A piece I wrote for my Asian Cinema class analyzing Kurosawa’s use of symmetry in his film, High and Low

Introduction: Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1998

Despite being a champion of Japanese cinema who not only thoroughly assimilated the Western mode of representation, but went onto… 2,555 more words

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Review of Elfen Lied: The Complete Collection

I thought my very first review should be on one of my favourites. Before I start I want to state that all opinions made are my own and if there is anything anyone else would add, I would love to hear your thoughts :) 559 more words

'Tokyo Story' (1953): Review

Directed by: Yasujiro Ozu || Produced by: Takeshi Yamamoto

Screenplay by: Kogo Noda, Yasujiro Ozu || Starring: Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara, Haruko Sugimura, So Yamamura, Kuniko Miyake, Kyoko Kagawa, Eijiro Tono, Nobuo Nakamura… 1,886 more words


First things first

My very first blog

I am beginning a study into Japanese cinema particularly Anime. I want to look at how Anime could potentially be used to shape cultural ideologies of youth and gender. 132 more words



Once heralded as a masterpiece, Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon, like Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal, is so intimately bound up with High Modern values and aspirations that it is easy to patronize it today as at best a pretentious failure. 456 more words



 From time to time

The clouds give rest

To the moon-beholders.

- Bashō

Something remarkable happened in Japan in the post-war era. They say it started with… 619 more words