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An Actor's Revenge
An Actor's Revenge is one of the masterworks of the modern Japanese cinema. Visually stunning, with some of the most imaginative widescreen camera-work ever seen, the film exemplifies director Kon Ichikawa's self description: 'I was trained as a painter and I strill think like one'. How Ichikawa transforms a melodramatic tale into a total cinematic experience is vividly an ...more
Paperback, 55 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by British Film Institute
(first published 1996)
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I was surprised to find out that there was a 1995 British Film Institute Film Classics edition of Kon Ichikawa's 1963 visual masterpiece. This edition was written by Ian Breakwell a multi-media artist, diarist and video-maker. It seems to be shorter than most books in the I serious and begins by weaving in personal connections to his first viewing in Bristol in 1967 and the subsequent second viewing in London in 1994 and his descriptions of what took place in the film. Then he writs an epilogue ...more