Ep# 21 - Post Anime Club: Yasujiro Ozu
Listen, I’m not gonna lie to you: I spent years and years being absolutely addicted to manga and anime. In my teens it pretty much became my sole interest, broadening everything from my musical tastes to my drawing style. While I still have a deep nostalgia and appreciation for Japanese pop culture, I also have a deep dark secret: I ain’t know too much about them Japanese cinema. Sumimasen. It’s been a huge blind spot in my cinematic knowledge. The good news is it turns out I’m not alone–Carlo is right there with me in dunceville!
In the newest segment of Notes From the Back Row, Carlo and I are looking to make up for years of ignoring Japanese cinema by focusing on some choice classics. First up are the charming and mesmerizing films of Yasujiro Ozu; a director whose career spanned almost four decades, but really only became globally celebrated after his death.
The following films are mentioned:
• Late Spring (1949)
• Tokyo Story (1953)
• Tokyo Twilight (1957)
• Equinox Flower (1958)
• Good Morning (1959)
• Floating Weeds (1959)
• An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
Bonus (not Ozu): Abnormal Family [Hentai kazoku: Aniki no yomesan] (1984)
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