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


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#1 of 22 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted August 14 2006 - 01:51 PM

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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)

       

#2 of 22 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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The Inugamis (2006)
Ten Nights of Dreams (2006) Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Musume no kekkon (2003) (TV)
Tobo (2002) (TV)
Big Mama (2001)
Dora-heita (2000) Posted Image Posted Image
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) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (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) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Odd Obsession (1959)
Goodbye, Hello (1959)
Enjo (1958)
Ana (1957)
The Men of Tohoku (1957)
Crowded Streetcar (1957) Posted Image Posted Image
Bridge of Japan (1956)
Punishment Room (1956)
The Burmese Harp (1956) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (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)


Seen 7
Own 5


       

#3 of 22 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 15 2006 - 01:50 AM

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#4 of 22 OFFLINE   Rich Malloy

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Posted August 15 2006 - 09:05 AM

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".
"Only one is a wanderer;
Two together are always going somewhere."

#5 of 22 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted August 15 2006 - 02:51 PM

1. The Burmese Harp - A-
2. Fires on the Plain - B+
3. Tokyo Olympiad - B+


Own: 0

Would love to see more
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+

#6 of 22 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted August 18 2006 - 02:06 AM

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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) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Shinsengumi (2000)
The 8-Tomb Village (1996)
47 Ronin (1994) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Kaettekite Kogarashi Monjiro (1993)
Shinjitsu ichiro (1993)
Fusa (1993)
Noh Mask Murders (1991)
Crane (1988)
Princess from the Moon (1987) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Actress (1987)
High Society of Meiji (1986)
The Burmese Harp (1985)
Ohan (1984)
The Makioka Sisters (1983) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Alone on the Pacific (1963)
An Actor's Revenge (1963) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Odd Obsession (1959) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Goodbye, Hello (1959)
Enjo (1958) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Ana (1957)
The Men of Tohoku (1957)
The Crowded Streetcar (1957)
Bridge of Japan (1956)
Punishment Room (1956)
The Burmese Harp (1956) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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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#7 of 22 OFFLINE   Martin Teller

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Posted November 16 2006 - 09:40 AM

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.

#8 of 22 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted March 10 2007 - 03:25 AM

Updated Master list...............................
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Posted March 24 2007 - 01:28 AM

Updated Master list...............................
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#10 of 22 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted April 18 2007 - 12:08 AM

The Burmese Harp ***1/2 out of ****

#11 of 22 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted May 02 2007 - 06:30 PM

Updated:

The Burmese Harp - A-
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+

#12 of 22 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted May 15 2007 - 05:54 PM

Updated:

Fires on the Plain - B+
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+

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Posted May 19 2007 - 12:50 AM

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#14 of 22 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted May 26 2007 - 01:30 AM

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#15 of 22 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted October 06 2007 - 01:25 AM

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#16 of 22 OFFLINE   Martin Teller

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Posted June 26 2008 - 04:30 PM

added The Inugami Family (1976) - 8/10

#17 of 22 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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#18 of 22 OFFLINE   Martin Teller

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Posted August 15 2008 - 04:23 PM

added Enjo (1958) - 7/10

#19 of 22 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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#20 of 22 OFFLINE   Martin Teller

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added Being Two Isn't Easy (1962) - 6/10