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Six documentaries by Shohei Imamura depict the overlooked and filthy aspects of human existence, the soldiers, prostitutes, and others that form the "heaps of abandoned people."

Abandoned People: Shohei Imamura’s Documentaries at Anthology

Six documentaries by Shohei Imamura depict the overlooked and filthy aspects of human existence, the soldiers, prostitutes, and others that form the “heaps of abandoned people.”

Nov, 11

Osamu Dazai and Masuji Ibuse

Ibuse-san wa akunin desu. [Ibuse is an evil man.] Osamu Dazai Osamu Dazai is considered one of the greatest 20th century Japanese writers. I’ve read the two of his novels that New Directions published in […]

Feb, 13

The TLS reviews Cabinet Magazine

Keith Miller’s review is just surreal. And in the TLS no less. The journal’s name, avowedly and fairly obviously, comes from the Renaissance Kunstkabinett, the princely chamber of wonders or curiosities, a system of ordering […]

Nov, 30

Teshigahara and Kobo Abe: The Man Without a Map

That is the opening to Hiroshi Teshigahara’s The Man Without a Map, better known in its English novel translation as The Ruined Map. The amazing cutup music is by Toru Takemitsu. It’s the final of […]

Oct, 18

The Part of Kafka People Forget

It seemed to K. as if at last those people had broken off all relations with him, and as if now in reality he were freer than he had ever been, and at liberty to […]

Sep, 18

Nagisa Oshima: More Films

Violence at Noon (Oshima, 1966): Aesthetics triumph. Oshima aggressively shoots black and white Cinemascope in almost exclusively close-ups or wide shots, most of them quite short, and combined with a dissonant orchestral score (not familiar […]

Apr, 17

Nagisa Oshima and Other Japanese New Wave Films

There have been two retrospectives of Oshima recently in New York, as well as a brief New Wave overview at the Japan Society. Most of these films aren’t readily available, and for Oshima at least, […]

Apr, 08

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