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Directors More Directors Checklist Series - Volume #218 - THE FILMS OF YASUJIRO OZU

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  1. Brook K

    Brook K Well-Known Member

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    Volume #218: Yasujiro Ozu
    An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
    The End of Summer (1961)
    Late Autumn (1960)
    Floating Weeds (1959)
    Good Morning (1959)
    Equinox Flower (1958)
    Tokyo Twilight (1957)
    Early Spring (1956)
    Tokyo Story (1953)
    Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)
    Early Summer (1951)
    Munekata Sisters (1950)
    Late Spring (1949)
    A Hen in the Wind (1948)
    The Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947)
    There Was a Father (1942)
    The Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (1941)
    What Did the Lady Forget? (1937)
    The Only Son (1936)
    Daigaku yoitoko (1936)
    ... aka College Is a Nice Place
    ... aka Tokyo Is a Nice Place
    Kagamijishi (1936)
    An Inn in Tokyo (1935)
    Hakoiri musume (1935)
    ... aka An Innocent Maid
    ... aka The Young Virgin
    A Story of Floating Weeds (1934)
    A Mother Should Be Loved (1934)
    Passing Fancy (1933)
    Hijosen no onna (1933)
    ... aka Dragnet Girl
    ... aka Women on the Firing Line
    Woman of Tokyo (1933)
    Until the Day We Meet Again (1932)
    Where Are the Dreams of Youth? (1932)
    I Was Born, But... (1932)
    Spring Comes From the Ladies (1932)
    Tokyo Chorus (1931)
    Beauty's Sorrows (1931)
    Shukujo to hige (1931)
    ... aka The Lady and Her Favorite
    ... aka The Lady and the Beard
    Young Miss (1930)
    Ashi ni sawatta koun (1930)
    ... aka Lost Luck
    ... aka Luck Touched My Legs
    ... aka The Luck Which Touched the Leg
    The Revengeful Spirit of Eros (1930)
    I Flunked But... (1930)
    Walk Cheerfully (1930)
    Introduction to Marriage (1930)
    That Night's Wife (1930)
    A Straightforward Boy (1929)
    I Graduated But... (1929)
    Fighting Friends (1929)
    Days of Youth (1929)
    The Life of an Office Worker (1929)
    Treasure Mountain (1929)
    Body Beautiful (1928)
    A Couple on the Move (1928)
    Dreams of Youth (1928)
    Pumpkin (1928)
    Wife Lost (1928)
    Sword of Penitence (1927)
     
  2. Brook K

    Brook K Well-Known Member

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    My next favorite Japanese filmmaker after Kurosawa. Enormously moving, bracingly honest stories told with perfectly framed, beautifully composed pictures.
    Sadly, many of his silent films are lost and many of his existing films are in poor to mediocre shape due to either poor preservation or lost negatives.
    *1. Tokyo Story - A (All-time top 5, seen on film, one of the most moving films I've ever seen about the pain of life and yet there is an inescapable nobility in the performances of Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara.)
    2. An Autumn Afternoon - A
    *3. Early Summer - A
    *4. Equinox Flower - A
    5. Passing Fancy - A (moving and humorous film about how adults often fail children)
    *6. Good Morning - A- (hilarious film partly about 2 boys who give their parents the silent treatment after they refuse to buy them a TV)
    7. There Was a Father - A-
    *8. A Story of Floating Weeds - A-
    *9. Late Autumn - A-
    *10. Early Spring - B+
    *11. The End of Summer - B+
    12. Record of a Tenement Gentleman - B+
    13. I Was Born, But... - B+
    *14. Floating Weeds - B+ (While there are certainly many pleasures to observing how Ozu uses color, I don't care for the slight changes to story and characters that Ozu makes in updating his film.)
    *15. Tokyo Twilight - B
    16. Tokyo Chorus - B-
    Own: 11 (Have Late Spring unwatched)
     
  3. Bill McA

    Bill McA Well-Known Member

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    Rated from [​IMG] to [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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    are theatrical screenings
    An Autumn Afternoon (1962) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The End of Summer (1961) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Late Autumn (1960) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Floating Weeds (1959) (Own the DVD, haven't watched it yet)
    Good Morning (1959) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    Equinox Flower (1958) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Tokyo Twilight (1957) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Early Spring (1956) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Tokyo Story (1953) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)
    Early Summer (1951) (Own the Blu)
    Munekata Sisters (1950)
    Late Spring (1949) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    A Hen in the Wind (1948)
    The Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947)
    There Was a Father (1942) (Own the DVD, haven't watched it yet)
    The Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (1941)
    What Did the Lady Forget? (1937) (Own the DVD)
    The Only Son (1936) (Own the DVD, haven't watched it yet)
    Tokyo Is a Nice Place (1936)
    Kagamijishi (1936)
    An Inn in Tokyo (1935)
    An Innocent Maid (1935)
    A Story of Floating Weeds (1934) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    A Mother Should Be Loved (1934)
    Passing Fancy (1933) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Women on the Firing Line (1933)
    Woman of Tokyo (1933)
    Until the Day We Meet Again (1932)
    Where Are the Dreams of Youth? (1932)
    I Was Born, But... (1932) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Spring Comes From the Ladies (1932)
    Tokyo Chorus (1931) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Beauty's Sorrows (1931)
    The Lady and the Beard (1931)
    Young Miss (1930)
    Luck Touched My Legs (1930)
    The Revengeful Spirit of Eros (1930)
    I Flunked But... (1930)
    Walk Cheerfully (1930)
    Introduction to Marriage (1930)
    That Night's Wife (1930)
    A Straightforward Boy (1929)
    I Graduated But... (1929)
    Fighting Friends (1929)
    Days of Youth (1929)
    The Life of an Office Worker (1929)
    Treasure Mountain (1929)
    Body Beautiful (1928)
    A Couple on the Move (1928)
    Dreams of Youth (1928)
    Pumpkin (1928)
    Wife Lost (1928)
    Sword of Penitence (1927)
    Seen 15
    Own 18
     
  4. Jim_K

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    Ratings out of [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    YASUJIRO OZU (1903 - 1963)
    An Autumn Afternoon (1962) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The End of Summer (1961)
    Late Autumn (1960)
    Floating Weeds (1959) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Good Morning (1959) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Equinox Flower (1958)
    Tokyo Twilight (1957) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Early Spring (1956)
    Tokyo Story (1953) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)
    Early Summer (1951) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Munekata Sisters (1950)
    Late Spring (1949) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Hen in the Wind (1948)
    The Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947)
    There Was a Father (1942) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (1941)
    What Did the Lady Forget? (1937)
    The Only Son (1936)
    Tokyo Is a Nice Place (1936)
    Kagamijishi (1936)
    An Inn in Tokyo (1935)
    The Young Virgin (1935)
    A Story of Floating Weeds (1934) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Mother Should Be Loved (1934)
    Passing Fancy (1933)
    Dragnet Girl (1933)
    Woman of Tokyo (1933)
    Until the Day We Meet Again (1932)
    Where Are the Dreams of Youth? (1932)
    I Was Born, But... (1932)
    Spring Comes From the Ladies (1932)
    Tokyo Chorus (1931)
    Beauty's Sorrows (1931)
    The Lady and the Beard (1931)
    Young Miss (1930)
    The Luck Which Touched the Leg (1930)
    The Revengeful Spirit of Eros (1930)
    I Flunked But... (1930)
    Walk Cheerfully (1930)
    Introduction to Marriage (1930)
    That Night's Wife (1930)
    A Straightforward Boy (1929)
    I Graduated But... (1929)
    Fighting Friends (1929)
    Days of Youth (1929)
    The Life of an Office Worker (1929)
    Treasure Mountain (1929)
    Body Beautiful (1928)
    A Couple on the Move (1928)
    Dreams of Youth (1928)
    Pumpkin (1928)
    Wife Lost (1928)
    Sword of Penitence (1927)
     
  5. SteveGon

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    An Autumn Afternoon (1962) ***
    Floating Weeds (1959) ***[​IMG]
    Tokyo Story (1953) ****
    Early Summer (1951) ***
    The Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947) ****
    What Did the Lady Forget? (1937) ***[​IMG]
    A Story of Floating Weeds (1934) ***
    Dragnet Girl (1933) ***
    Good Morning (1959) ***
    Equinox Flower (1958) ***
    Early Spring (1956) ***[​IMG]
    Late Autumn (1963) ***
    The End of Summer (1961) ***
    Tokyo Twilight (1957) ****
    Passing Fancy (1933) ***
    I Was Born, But... (1932) ***
    Tokyo Chorus (1931) ***
     
  6. george kaplan

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    YASUJIRO OZU
    Seen: 2
    Like: 0
    Own: 0
    Rank order:

    Tokyo Story (1953)
    Floating Weeds (1959)

    I admire Ozu, even if I don't like either of the two films of his I've seen enough to want to watch again.
     
  7. Kirk Tsai

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    Big favorite. Have Story of Floating Weeds on deck.

    Ranking:

    1. Tokyo Story

    2. An Autumn Afternoon

    3. I Was Born, But...

    4. Early Summer

    5. Floating Weeds
     
  8. Jonathan_W

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    Note that perhaps 17 or 18 of Ozu's films have been lost altogether, and therefore it would be rather difficult to have seen all of them.
    An Autumn Afternoon [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The End of Summer [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Late Autumn [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Floating Weeds [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Good Morning [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Equinox Flower [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Tokyo Twilight [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Early Spring [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Tokyo Story [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Early Summer [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Munekata Sisters [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Late Spring [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Record of a Tenement Gentleman [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    There Was a Father [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    What Did the Lady Forget? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Only Son [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    An Inn in Tokyo [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Story of Floating Weeds [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Mother Should Be Loved [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2 (It's difficult to judge this film, as the ending has been lost; the picture runs only 71 minutes)
    Passing Fancy [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Dragnet Girl [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Woman of Tokyo [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I Was Born, But... [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Tokyo Chorus [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Lady and the Beard [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I Flunked, But... [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Walk Cheerfully [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    That Night's Wife [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    I Graduated, But... [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Days of Youth [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    An Autumn Afternoon (1962) - 7/10
    The End of Summer (1961) - 7/10
    Late Autumn (1960) - 9/10
    Floating Weeds (1959) - 8/10
    Good Morning (1959) - 6/10
    Equinox Flower (1958) - 7/10
    Tokyo Twilight (1957) - 8/10
    Early Spring (1956) - 6/10
    Tokyo Story (1953) - 8/10
    Early Summer (1951) - 8/10
    Late Spring (1949) - 8/10
    The Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947) - 9/10
    There Was a Father (1942) - 7/10
    The Only Son (1936) - 8/10
    Passing Fancy (1933) - 7/10
    I Was Born, But... (1932) - 6/10
    Tokyo Chorus (1931) - 7/10
     
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    Dragnet Girl *** out of ****
    Pretty good silent gangster drama actually has someone getting shot! [​IMG]
     
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    Record of a Tenement Gentleman **** out of ****
     
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    What Did the Lady Forget ***1/2 out of ****
     
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    Early Spring (1956) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Seen 4
    Own 11
     
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    Good Morning *** out of ****
     
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    Equinox Flower *** out of ****
     
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    Early Spring ***1/2 out of ****
     
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    The End of Summer *** out of ****
     
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    Tokyo Twilight **** out of ****
     
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    added Early Spring (1956) - 6/10

    added The End of Summer (1961) - 7/10
     

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