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Too Slow to Handle? Ozu, Malick, and the Art-House Family Drama

Ozu International : Essays on the Global Influences of a Japanese Auteur

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Is Ozu slow? This question was the title of a lecture film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum gave on Yasujiro Ozu in 1998. Building on the quantitative analysis of Ozu’s films by David Bordwell, Rosenbaum once more defended the director against...

Introduction

Ozu International : Essays on the Global Influences of a Japanese Auteur

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This book is a study of the director who made the greatest film of all time.In 2012, Sight and Sound’s poll of directors named Tokyo Story (1953) the best film ever made. Halliwell’s Film Guide has shared this sentiment. The film has grown...

Blandness and “Just Seeing” in the Films of Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders : Making Films that Matter

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Wenders’s producer for Wings of Desire (1987), Anatole Dauman, commented that “at the center of the Wendersian creation always remains a fascination for the ‘act of seeing.’ To see objectively and subjectively. To see from the sky, to see...

The Representation of Time as Death: Authentic Being in Tokyo Story and Last Year at Marienbad

Ozu International : Essays on the Global Influences of a Japanese Auteur

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The experience of existence is predicated on a constant one-way flow of time, and experiencing it continuously, without reversing its course or repeating the same period of duration. Although time is experienced ecstatically, where...

In Yoko’s Room: Hou, Ozu, and the Poetics of Space

Ozu International : Essays on the Global Influences of a Japanese Auteur

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...On the occasion of Ozu’s centenary year in 2003, the Shochiku Company planned various projects and events in Japan and throughout the rest of the world. Taiwanese filmmaker Hsiao-hsien Hou joined the Ozu centennial symposium in Tokyo...

Tokyo Twilight: Alienation, Belonging, and the Fractured Family

Ozu International : Essays on the Global Influences of a Japanese Auteur

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Yasujiro Ozu directed thirty-nine films between 1927 and the end of the Asia Pacific War. During the seven years of occupation that followed Japan’s surrender, he directed six more under American censorship.On the effects of censorship...

A Sensitivity to Things: Mono no aware in Late Spring and Equinox Flower

Ozu International : Essays on the Global Influences of a Japanese Auteur

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Ozu’s films paradoxically tend to be viewed, correctly or not, as either typically, and traditionally, Japanese, or as the hallmark of an international modernist sensibility. Of this situation, Scott Nygren writes, “the paradox of Ozu...

Tokyo Is a Nice Place: The Suburban, the Urban, and the Space in Between in Early Ozu

Ozu International : Essays on the Global Influences of a Japanese Auteur

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Yasujiro Ozu and cinematic urbanism are not subjects that have been regularly paired for analysis. However, many of the director’s films take place in the Japanese capital and essentially chart its development in both prewar and postwar...

Good Morning: The Limits of Cinema and the Issue of Order

Ozu International : Essays on the Global Influences of a Japanese Auteur

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Good Morning (Ohayo), directed by Yasujirō Ozu in 1959, belongs to his “late” films, those produced at the end of his career. However, this film’s humor, and particularly its scatological running gags, seems like a backward glance...

Vanished Men, Complex Women: Gender, Remembrance, and Reform in Ozu’s Postwar Films

Ozu International : Essays on the Global Influences of a Japanese Auteur

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The end of the Second World War was just the beginning of the road to recovery for Japan and its people. It is estimated that at least 2.7 million Japanese servicemen and civilians died as a result of the war, with millions more injured...