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


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#1 of 47 Brook K

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Posted July 24 2005 - 02:48 PM

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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)

2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#2 of 47 Brook K

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Posted July 24 2005 - 03:09 PM

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)
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#3 of 47 Bill McA

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Posted July 24 2005 - 03:32 PM

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Titles in RED are theatrical screenings



An Autumn Afternoon (1962) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
The End of Summer (1961) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Late Autumn (1960) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Floating Weeds (1959) (Own the DVD, haven't watched it yet)
Good Morning (1959) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Equinox Flower (1958) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Tokyo Twilight (1957) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Early Spring (1956) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Tokyo Story (1953) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)
Early Summer (1951) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Munekata Sisters (1950)
Late Spring (1949) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (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) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (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) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
A Mother Should Be Loved (1934) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image 

Passing Fancy (1933) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (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) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Spring Comes From the Ladies (1932)
Tokyo Chorus (1931) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (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 16
Own 19


       

#4 of 47 Jim_K

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Posted July 24 2005 - 03:35 PM

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YASUJIRO OZU (1903 - 1963)


An Autumn Afternoon (1962) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The End of Summer (1961)
Late Autumn (1960)
Floating Weeds (1959) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Good Morning (1959) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Equinox Flower (1958)
Tokyo Twilight (1957) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Early Spring (1956)
Tokyo Story (1953) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)
Early Summer (1951) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Munekata Sisters (1950)
Late Spring (1949) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
A Hen in the Wind (1948)
The Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947)
There Was a Father (1942) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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)



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#5 of 47 SteveGon

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Posted July 24 2005 - 03:45 PM

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


#6 of 47 george kaplan

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Posted July 24 2005 - 04:49 PM

YASUJIRO OZU

Seen: 2
Like: 0
Own: 0

Rank order:

Tokyo Story (1953)
Floating Weeds (1959)


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#7 of 47 Kirk Tsai

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Posted July 25 2005 - 10:28 AM

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 of 47 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 Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

The End of Summer Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Late Autumn Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Floating Weeds Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Good Morning Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

Equinox Flower Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Tokyo Twilight Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

Early Spring Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

Tokyo Story Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Early Summer Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

Munekata Sisters Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

Late Spring Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

The Record of a Tenement Gentleman Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

There Was a Father Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

The Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

What Did the Lady Forget? Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

The Only Son Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

An Inn in Tokyo Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

A Story of Floating Weeds Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

A Mother Should Be Loved Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2 (It's difficult to judge this film, as the ending has been lost; the picture runs only 71 minutes)

Passing Fancy Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Dragnet Girl Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Woman of Tokyo Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth? Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

I Was Born, But... Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

Tokyo Chorus Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

The Lady and the Beard Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

I Flunked, But... Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

Walk Cheerfully Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

That Night's Wife Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

I Graduated, But... Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

Days of Youth Posted Image Posted Image

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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! Posted Image

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Record of a Tenement Gentleman **** out of ****

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What Did the Lady Forget ***1/2 out of ****

#14 of 47 Bill McA

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Early Spring (1956) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)

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#15 of 47 SteveGon

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Posted July 08 2007 - 01:08 AM

Good Morning *** out of ****

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Posted September 10 2007 - 07:55 AM

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 ****

#20 of 47 Martin Teller

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Posted December 15 2007 - 01:12 PM

added Early Spring (1956) - 6/10
added The End of Summer (1961) - 7/10




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