A retrospective series of screenings to commemorate the work of Tadashi Nishimoto (1921-97), a cameraman who left his own distinctive mark on Japanese and Hong Kong film, will be held at the Japan Foundation Forum in Tokyo on Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 4-5.
Nishimoto worked for Shin-Toho in Japan in the 1950s and for Shaw Brothers in Hong Kong in the 1960s, before becoming a cameraman in Bruce Lee’s movies in the 1970s.
Seven films that Nishimono worked on in Japan and Hong Kong will be shown, including kung-fu classic “The Way of the Dragon.”
The program and schedule are as follows: “The Love Eternal” (1963, Li Han-hsiang, Mandarin Chinese) Nov. 29, 2 p.m.; Dec. 4, 7 p.m.
“Come Drink with Me” (1966, Hu King-Chuan, Mandarin Chinese) Nov. 29, 7 p.m.; Dec. 5 1:30 p.m.
“Hong Kong Nocturne” (1967, Umetsugu Inoue, Mandarin Chinese) Nov. 29, 4:30 p.m.; Dec. 5, 11 a.m.
“Summer Heat” (1968, Yasushi Nakahira, Mandarin Chinese) Nov. 30, 4:30 p.m.; Dec. 4, 4:30 p.m.
“The Way of the Dragon” (1971, Bruce Lee, Cantonese) Nov. 30, 7 p.m.; Dec. 5, 5 p.m.
“Black Cat Mansion” (1958, Nobuo Nakagawa, Japanese) Nov. 30, 2:30 p.m.; Dec. 4, 1 p.m.
“The Ghost of Yotsuya” (1959, Nobuo Nakagawa, Japanese) Dec. 4, 2:30 p.m.
All Hong Kong movies will be shown with Japanese subtitles. From 3 p.m. on Dec. 5 there will be an after-show talk about Nishimoto in Japanese.
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