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Directors MORE DIRECTORS CHECKLIST SERIES - Volume #416 - Le Cinema du KON ICHIKAWA

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    Volume #416 - Kon Ichikawa


    The Inugamis (2006)
    Ten Nights of Dreams (2006)
    Musume no kekkon (2003) (TV)
    Tobo (2002) (TV)
    Big Mama (2001)
    Dora-heita (2000)
    Shinsengumi (2000)

    The 8-Tomb Village (1996)
    47 Ronin (1994)
    Kaettekite Kogarashi Monjiro (1993)
    Shinjitsu ichiro (1993) (TV)
    Fusa (1993)
    Noh Mask Murders (1991)
    Crane (1988)
    Taketori monogatari (1987)
    Actress (1987)
    High Society of Meiji (1986)
    The Burmese Harp (1985)
    Ohan (1984)
    The Makioka Sisters (1983)
    Lonely Heart (1981)
    Koto (1980)
    The House of Hanging (1979)
    The Firebird (1978)
    Queen Bee (1978)
    Island of Hell (1977)
    Rhyme of Vengeance (1977)
    The Inugami Family (1976)
    Between Wife and Woman (1976)
    I Am a Cat (1975)
    Visions of Eight (1973) (segment "The Fastest")
    Matatabi (1973)
    To Love Again (1971)
    Japan and the Japanese (1970)
    Kyoto (1969)
    Youth (1968)
    Topo Gigio and the Missile War (1967)
    The Tale of Genji (1966)
    Tokyo Olympiad (1965)
    Alone on the Pacific (1963)
    An Actor's Revenge (1963)
    The Money Dance (1963)
    Being Two Isn't Easy (1962)
    The Outcast (1962)
    Ten Dark Women (1961)
    Her Brother (1960)
    Bonchi (1960)
    Jokyo (1960) (segment "Mono o takaku uritsukeru onna")
    Fires on the Plain (1959)
    Odd Obsession (1959)
    Goodbye, Hello (1959)
    Enjo (1958)
    Ana (1957)
    The Men of Tohoku (1957)
    Crowded Streetcar (1957)
    Bridge of Japan (1956)
    Punishment Room (1956)
    The Burmese Harp (1956)
    Ghost Story of Youth (1955)
    The Heart (1955)
    A Billionaire (1954)
    All About Me (1954)
    Twelve Chapters About Women (1954)
    The Lovers (1953)
    Youth of Heiji Senigata (1953)
    The Blue Revolution (1953)
    Mr. Poo (1953)
    This Way, That Way (1952)
    The Woman Who Touched the Legs (1952)
    Young Generation (1952)
    Mr. Lucky (1952)
    The Man Without a Nationality (1952)
    Wedding March (1951)
    River Solo Flows (1951)
    Nightshade Flower (1951)
    The Lover (1951)
    Stolen Love (1951)
    Pursuit at Dawn (1950)
    Sanshiro at Ginza (1950)
    Heat and Mud (1950)
    Passion Without End (1949)
    Design of a Human Being (1949)
    365 Nights (1949)
    Sambyakurokujugo ya - Osaka-hen (1948)
    Sambyakurokujugo ya - Tokyo-hen (1948)
    A Flower Blooms (1948)
    A Thousand and One Nights with Toho (1947)
    A Girl at Dojo Temple (1946)
     
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    The Inugamis (2006)
    Ten Nights of Dreams (2006) [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Musume no kekkon (2003) (TV)
    Tobo (2002) (TV)
    Big Mama (2001)
    Dora-heita (2000) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Shinsengumi (2000)
    The 8-Tomb Village (1996)
    47 Ronin (1994)
    Kaettekite Kogarashi Monjiro (1993)
    Shinjitsu ichiro (1993) (TV)
    Fusa (1993)
    Noh Mask Murders (1991)
    Crane (1988)
    Taketori monogatari (1987)
    Actress (1987)
    High Society of Meiji (1986)
    The Burmese Harp (1985)
    Ohan (1984)
    The Makioka Sisters (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Lonely Heart (1981)
    Koto (1980)
    The House of Hanging (1979)
    The Firebird (1978)
    Queen Bee (1978)
    Island of Hell (1977)
    Rhyme of Vengeance (1977)
    The Inugami Family (1976)
    Between Wife and Woman (1976)
    I Am a Cat (1975)
    Visions of Eight (1973) (segment "The Fastest")
    Matatabi (1973)
    To Love Again (1971)
    Japan and the Japanese (1970)
    Kyoto (1969)
    Youth (1968)
    Topo Gigio and the Missile War (1967)
    The Tale of Genji (1966)
    Tokyo Olympiad (1965) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Alone on the Pacific (1963)
    An Actor's Revenge (1963) (Own the DVD, haven't watched it yet)
    The Money Dance (1963)
    Being Two Isn't Easy (1962)
    The Outcast (1962)
    Ten Dark Women (1961)
    Her Brother (1960)
    Bonchi (1960)
    Jokyo (1960) (segment "Mono o takaku uritsukeru onna")
    Fires on the Plain (1959) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Odd Obsession (1959)
    Goodbye, Hello (1959)
    Enjo (1958)
    Ana (1957)
    The Men of Tohoku (1957)
    Crowded Streetcar (1957) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Bridge of Japan (1956)
    Punishment Room (1956)
    The Burmese Harp (1956) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Ghost Story of Youth (1955)
    The Heart (1955)
    A Billionaire (1954)
    All About Me (1954)
    Twelve Chapters About Women (1954)
    The Lovers (1953)
    Youth of Heiji Senigata (1953)
    The Blue Revolution (1953)
    Mr. Poo (1953)
    This Way, That Way (1952)
    The Woman Who Touched the Legs (1952)
    Young Generation (1952)
    Mr. Lucky (1952)
    The Man Without a Nationality (1952)
    Wedding March (1951)
    River Solo Flows (1951)
    Nightshade Flower (1951)
    The Lover (1951)
    Stolen Love (1951)
    Pursuit at Dawn (1950)
    Sanshiro at Ginza (1950)
    Heat and Mud (1950)
    Passion Without End (1949)
    Design of a Human Being (1949)
    365 Nights (1949)
    Sambyakurokujugo ya - Osaka-hen (1948)
    Sambyakurokujugo ya - Tokyo-hen (1948)
    A Flower Blooms (1948)
    A Thousand and One Nights with Toho (1947)
    A Girl at Dojo Temple (1946)


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    Own 5
     
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    Fires on the Plain ***[​IMG]
    The Burmese Harp (1956) ***[​IMG]
     
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    About 2-3 years ago, there was a traveling retrospective of Ichikawa's films which fortunately landed at the MFA-Boston for a few weeks. I caught alot of his films during that period, including the well-known classics "Fires on the Plain", "The Harp of Burma", and "The Makioka Sisters". I had seen the first two previously, and really liked "The Makioka Sisters", as well.

    But my favorite film of the retrospective turned out to be "An Actor's Revenge". An interesting story of payback that's one of the most gorgeously lensed films I've ever seen, an almost textbook example of composing for the 'scope frame.

    The other film that I really loved was "Odd Obsession" (I can't seem to find that on the list above), which is a near-farcical "la ronde" style chronicle of an art historian/professor suffering a mid-life crisis who injects himself with some sort of homeopathic Viagra to maintain sexual stamina; his wife, whose blushing, bowing kindness (somewhat) covers up her desire to murder the old bastard; their daughter’s fiancé, who the wife fantasies over; and the daughter herself, who assists in her mother’s adultery. Pretty daring stuff for the time (1950s? early 60s?), and its perversity is quite Buñuellian. About as far removed from the anti-war films (not to mention "The Makioka Sisters" and "Tokyo Olympiad"), but with some of the same sly wit and farcical tone of "An Actor's Revenge".
     
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    1. The Burmese Harp - A-
    2. Fires on the Plain - B+
    3. Tokyo Olympiad - B+


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    Would love to see more
     
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    KON ICHIKAWA (1915 - 2008)


    The Inugamis (2006)

    Ten Nights of Dreams (2006)

    Musume no kekkon (2003)
    Tobo (2002)
    Big Mama (2001)
    Dora-heita (2000) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Shinsengumi (2000)
    The 8-Tomb Village (1996)
    47 Ronin (1994) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Kaettekite Kogarashi Monjiro (1993)
    Shinjitsu ichiro (1993)
    Fusa (1993)
    Noh Mask Murders (1991)
    Crane (1988)
    Princess from the Moon (1987) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Actress (1987)
    High Society of Meiji (1986)
    The Burmese Harp (1985)
    Ohan (1984)
    The Makioka Sisters (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Lonely Heart (1981)
    Koto (1980)
    The House of Hanging (1979)
    The Firebird (1978)
    Queen Bee (1978)
    Island of Hell (1977)
    Rhyme of Vengeance (1977)
    The Inugami Family (1976) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Between Wife and Woman (1976)
    I Am a Cat (1975)
    Visions of Eight (1973) (segment "The Fastest")
    Matatabi (1973)
    To Love Again (1971)
    Japan and the Japanese (1970)
    Kyoto (1969)
    Youth (1968)
    Topo Gigio and the Missile War (1967)
    The Tale of Genji (1966)
    Tokyo Olympiad (1965) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Alone on the Pacific (1963)
    An Actor's Revenge (1963) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Money Dance (1963)
    Being Two Isn't Easy (1962)
    The Outcast (1962)
    Ten Dark Women (1961)
    Her Brother (1960)
    Bonchi (1960)
    Jokyo (1960) (segment "Mono o takaku uritsukeru onna")
    Fires on the Plain (1959) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Odd Obsession (1959) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Goodbye, Hello (1959)
    Enjo (1958) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Ana (1957)
    The Men of Tohoku (1957)
    The Crowded Streetcar (1957)
    Bridge of Japan (1956)
    Punishment Room (1956)
    The Burmese Harp (1956) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Ghost Story of Youth (1955)
    The Heart (1955)
    A Billionaire (1954)
    All About Me (1954)
    Twelve Chapters About Women (1954)
    The Lovers (1953)
    Youth of Heiji Senigata (1953)
    The Blue Revolution (1953)
    Mr. Poo (1953)
    This Way, That Way (1952)
    The Woman Who Touched the Legs (1952)
    Young Generation (1952)
    Mr. Lucky (1952)
    The Man Without a Nationality (1952)
    Wedding March (1951)
    River Solo Flows (1951)
    Nightshade Flower (1951)
    The Lover (1951)
    Stolen Love (1951)
    Pursuit at Dawn (1950)
    Sanshiro at Ginza (1950)
    Heat and Mud (1950)
    Passion Without End (1949)
    Design of a Human Being (1949)
    365 Nights (1949)
    Sambyakurokujugo ya - Osaka-hen (1948)
    Sambyakurokujugo ya - Tokyo-hen (1948)
    A Flower Blooms (1948)
    A Thousand and One Nights with Toho (1947)
    A Girl at Dojo Temple (1946)
     
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    Alley Cat (2000) - 7/10
    47 Ronin (1994) - 4/10
    The Inugami Family (1976) - 8/10
    Tokyo Olympiad (1965) - 7/10
    Alone on the Pacific (1963) - 6/10

    An Actor's Revenge (1963) - 10/10
    Being Two Isn't Easy (1962) - 6/10
    Fires on the Plain (1959) - 10/10
    Enjo (1958) - 7/10
    The Burmese Harp (1956) - 8/10


    An Actor's Revenge is one of the finest films ever made. I'll watch any Ichikawa I can get my eager hands on.
     
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    The Burmese Harp ***1/2 out of ****
     
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    The Burmese Harp - A-
     
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    Ten Nights of Dreams (2006) [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)

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