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 Post subject: Re: Yasujiro Ozu
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:30 pm 
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Ozu Directors: Zhangke, Joe, Malick, Abbas, Panahi, and a bit of WKW


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 Post subject: Re: Yasujiro Ozu
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:07 pm 
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This is my top 5 right now

1. Early Summer
2. Late Spring
3. Tokyo Story
4. Equinox Flower
5. Tokyo Twilight


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 Post subject: Re: Yasujiro Ozu
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:31 am 
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Today, I visited Ozu's grave. I was sightseeing in Kamakura and Ozu's grave is on the grounds of one of the most famous temples.

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His name is not marked anywhere on the stone. It just has the character, "mu," which means nothing (or nothingness).


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 Post subject: Re: Yasujiro Ozu
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:00 am 
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wantabodylikeme wrote:
Early Summer should be recommended first

why?
just curious


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 Post subject: Re: Yasujiro Ozu
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Cuz despite its complexities, I think it's one of his more accessible works without being so much so that it deters away from its worth. It is very much one of his masterpieces but it's not bogged down by the whole holy grail of movies like Tokyo Story is, so there's not that factor messing with your head as if you need to like it for the state of good taste cinema. The tone of it is awesome, one of his wittiest but in traditional Ozu fashion you become all caught up with the characters and universality of their truth that you suddenly find yourself deep in sublime sadness as the movie progresses. That and there's some cool beans beach shots and who doesn't love those.


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 Post subject: Re: Yasujiro Ozu
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I usually tend to enter a director's filmography via an unusual first watch. My first (and only) Ozu was Ohayo, which I loved. So I guess I'll just choose one that interests me the most and work from there. I notice that many of his titles sound a little similar. There's no continuity in his works, right? I don't want to enter in the middle of a trilogy or something.


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 Post subject: Re: Yasujiro Ozu
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Late Spring, Early Summer, and Tokyo Story constitute the Noriko trilogy. They are not connected in terms of narrative, but more just a series of films than can stand on their own but are also part of the same thematic system. Each character features a Noriko played by the same actress, but these Norkios are only figuratively rather than literally the same character, meant to be compared and contrasted. The contrasts are not in order to arrive at a final truth or make one final argument, but to provoke an understanding and awareness of the complexity of these separate simultaneous truths.

I think that wrestling with the films in this trilogy (whether in or out of order, seen in relation or unto themselves) and seeing how it all fits together stylistically, narratively, and thematically is the key to the magic of Ozu.


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 Post subject: Re: Yasujiro Ozu
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:32 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Yasujiro Ozu
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the only one I've seen and LOVED it


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I have a beautiful BluRay rip of it I can try to upload if anybody wants it.


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 Post subject: Re: Yasujiro Ozu
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I assumed you had seen it, actually. How would you rank it among the other Ozus? I myself am very happy with the quality of the DVD version I have, so unless I decide to buy it, I won't be needig a BDRip just yet...


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 Post subject: Re: Yasujiro Ozu
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Bout to take the leap with ozu. Early Summer, Late Spring, An Autumn Afternoon, and Tokyo Story on the docket and in the house.


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 Post subject: Re: Yasujiro Ozu
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ooh watch them in that order too, that's perfect


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 Post subject: Re: Yasujiro Ozu
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:28 pm 
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Any particular reason why?


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 Post subject: Re: Yasujiro Ozu
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:36 pm 
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nah not really, tho I think Tokyo Story lives up to more hype once you get accustomed to Ozu's style. Tho that was my first and I still was hit hard.


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