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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters


Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
★★★ / ★★★★

Director Paul Schrader’s “Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters” is one of the most original biographies to date because not only does it not cover its subject’s life from birth to death, it also manages to incorporate some of the content of its subject’s books into curious and fascinating dramatizations. 527 more words

Well, I'm Certainly Not Going Through Life With One Hand Tied Behind My Back. -- James Dean

Hanjo, silbidos de un tiempo.

(Madrid, 19 de Julio 2015. Contacto Japón).- Gracias a la invitación que recibimos del grupo teatral argentino “Yextzó”, para la presentación de su obra “ 1,839 more words

Cultura

Spring Snow

It was over 30 years ago, when I was a student at community college, that I first read Yukio Mishima’s Sea of Fertility Tetralogy. My memory of the first two books in the cycle remained most vivid over the years while the details of second two books faded into vague impressions. 2,269 more words

Movie review: Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

By Franz

This is one of the most underrated movies ever and trust me, I hate saying any movie is underrated, but this truly is. I have never heard people talking about this, even though it was directed (and co-written) by Paul Schrader (screenwriter of Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, etc), produced by Francis Ford Coppola and George fucking Lucas and it even had narration by Roy Scheider. 2,015 more words

Wasted by Words

‘I have often noticed that after I had bestowed on the characters of my novels some treasured item of my past, it would pine away in the artificial world where I had so abruptly placed it. 280 more words

Mario Bellatin's Writers (2) - Yukio Mishima

Mario Bellatin is a trickster who loves to sow confusion. I recently wrote about Bellatin’s 2012 book Shiki Nagaoka: A Nose for Fiction, his fake biography of a non-existent Japanese writer. 746 more words

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