Tag - nagisa-oshima



Japan Times
Apr 4, 2020
‘What is Japanese Cinema?’ review: A deft and engaging history of Japanese film
This book is healthily nonjudgmental concerning which films are u201cgoodu201d and which are not. Instead it steps back u2014 far back u2014 to gaze carefully at and analyze the bigger picture: the role that cinema has played in reflecting and altering Japanese consciousness and Japanese reality over the span of a century.
Japan Times
Oct 12, 2019
'Politics, Porn and Protest': The beguiling world of experimental Japanese film
Isolde Standish's "Politics, Porn and Protest" takes readers on a tour of landmark Japanese avant-garde films, including those by legendary directors Nagisa Oshima and Shohei Imamura.
Japan Times
Jan 9, 2016
Nagisa Oshima: 'You have to tell the truth about your country, whatever it is'
Jan. 15 marks the third anniversary of the renowned film directoru2019s death. Roger Pulvers, who knew him for more than 30 years and was his assistant on u201cMerry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence,u201d discusses the man and his work
Feb 24, 2013
Osaka: Japan's latterday second city forever breaks the national mold
They're funny, finicky and feisty, not to mention being full of wicked mischief, with their own way of talking, too. Outside of Japan, think of Liverpool, not London; or Munich, not Berlin; or Mumbai, not Delhi. I'm talking about the people of Osaka.
Japan Times
Jan 23, 2013
Film director Oshima's funeral held
Family and friends of filmmaker Nagisa Oshima bid farewell to the director Tuesday at his funeral in Tokyo, following his death last week at the age of 80.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Jan 19, 2013
Oshima was in a realm of his own
Film director Nagisa Oshima passed away Tuesday. He was 80.
Jan 19, 2013
Rebel filmmaker will be missed
Mr. Nagisa Oshima, the filmmaker who, perhaps more than any other, challenged the conventional morality and sober certainties of Japan, died of pneumonia Tuesday at the age of 80. His films earned respect around the world and broke restraints on what could be shown and told within cinematic art. Japan could use more iconoclasts like him.
Japan Times
Jan 17, 2013
Nagisa Oshima: a leading force in film
Film director Nagisa Oshima, who died in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, of pneumonia on Tuesday at age 80, was a leader of Japan's postwar New Wave movement.
Jan 17, 2013
Donald Richie on 'Koshikei (Death by Hanging)'
This review as originally published on Sunday, Jan. 28, 1968.
Jan 17, 2013
Nick Bornoff on 'Senjo no Meri Kurisumasu (Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence)'
Internationally acclaimed for their formal style and power, Nagisa Oshima's films have always dealt with controversial issues which Japan's Establishment would rather see swept under the carpet. Based upon a famous Laurens van der Post novel (The Seed and the Sower), Oshima's "Senjo no Meri Kurisumasu (Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence)" once more breaks taboos and takes skeletons out of the closet, airing a subject that not even a fairly long history of Japanese anti-war films has dared to touch upon: the treatment of the inmates of wartime prison-camps by their Japanese captors.
Aug 22, 2004
Sexual, textual and visual boundaries
IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES (BFI Film Classics), by Joan Mellen. London: British Film Institute, 2004, 88 pp., with photographs. £8.99 (paper).


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