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May 6, 2009
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Narrative In Japanese Film 3: Yamanaka

I am again going to quote at some length from Donald Richie’s A Hundred Years Of Japanese Film, with the subject this time being Yamanaka Sadao’s exquisite 1937 film Humanity and Paper Balloons: In the second sequence of the film—a … Continue reading

April 15, 2009
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Narrative In Japanese Film 2: Design As Narrative

Another section of Richie’s A Hundred Years Of Japanese Film to catch my eye is this description of Daisuke Ito’s 1927 film Diary of Chuji’s Travels: Much of the film looks like a modern—specifically American—movie. Yet it often segues into … Continue reading

April 5, 2009
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Narrative In Japanese Film 1: Benshi

I’ve just finished reading Donald Richie’s excellent A Hundred Years Of Japanese Film. The book is arranged more-or-less chronologically, and begins with the very earliest of Japanese-produced movies in 1899. These, as with the imported films that at that time … Continue reading