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Ozu by Donald Richie
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Feb 24, 2012

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message 1: by Andrew (new)

Andrew ozu is a director i've always been curious about, but i don't know where to begin. any suggestions? netflix tells me i'll like him because i like godzilla films. i don't think i trust their algorithm there. ;)
any suggestions?

Ryan Page Ozu is a classic japanese director who evolved into a hyper minimal vocabulary as his career went on. In some ways he's a conservative (socially and in regard to the technology of film), but he's also extremely idiosyncratic.

As for suggestions: Floating Weeds was my entry point, but any of the color films (he has six I think) are worth checking out. If you don't like him at first, give it time and watch another. He's a director where the more you watch the more interesting his films become.

Jim Jarmush and Wim Wenders are two very Ozu influenced directors.

message 3: by Andrew (new)

Andrew hmmm. jarmush is a guy whose work i really want to enjoy more than i do.

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