Notes Introduction 1. Readers interested in more detailed and abstract arguments should consult David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson, Film Art: An Introduction. Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema [David Bordwell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Over the last two decades, Yasujiro Ozu has won. Over the last two decades, Yasujiro Ozu has won international recognition as a major filmmaker. Combining biographical information with discussions of the.

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More basically, Sanshiro Sugata goes beyond its historical sources and political program, as ambitious films tend to do. John Dower has pointed out that imperial wartime propaganda tended to emphasize not triumph over the enemy but the need to purify the self.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. As directors have sought to retain the Kamata flavor in later decades, we find hints and traces of Ozu as well. Ozu YasujiroNational cinemas: His influence on mainstream cinema has been robust birdwell pervasive. Martin Andersson rated it liked it May 30, A piece of wood, caught on the waves lapping to shore, breaks in two.

Kurosawa AkiraDirectors: Again, the cut-ins emphasize a poised moment.

The sequel, part one: The best analysis of a director I’ve ever read. The characters may ask along with us, but they resign themselves to things. How s Filmmakers Changed Movie Storytelling. Instead of a degree organization of space, he proposed a degree one. As borvwell as the s, I had to travel to archives in Europe and the US to see his rarer films. This half first deals with Japan’s history and culture, Ozu’s life and influences, and then dives into his extremely unique and experimental style.


One of the directors I return to watching over and over.

Ozu and the poetics of cinema / David Bordwell.

Caligari to Metropolis and The Blue Angel Every person gets a chance to speak, and people listen to each other. This format allows us to tackle the films from an angle not covered in our videos. He designed his films to be sharply different from those of his contemporaries. Yet he gives us that more without our asking. Hou Hsiao-hsien, no cinephile in his youth, came to admire Ozu later in life, and he used citation in a more thoroughgoing way than Jarmusch had in Stranger than Paradise.

My enjoyable talk with Elizabeth Pauker ranged on a lot of topics across two bprdwell.

May 23, Brenda rated it liked it Shelves: Of course, by the time he started, Suo was able to study video releases and mimic the Ozu look shot by shot.

All very straightforward, even artless.

In a larger sense, though, Ozu and Hou would agree with what Kiarostami claims could be alternate titles for his film: You see it near the start, when alternating single shots of Yano, back to the river, are intercut bordwwll slow tracking shots across Monma and his truculent students. Six Paths to a Poetics Oct. The interactions between people happen in the long shots and this is the respect that I believe Ozu felt for his audience. This geometrical approach to editing is one of the characteristics of Sanshiro I discuss in the video entry.

I learned as well from the comments and questions of many of the participants. So, for example, Perec will write a novel without using the letter “E”.

Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema by David Bordwell

See also the KurosawaOzuMizoguchiand Bordeell entries on this site. Maksim Karpitski rated it it was amazing Jan 02, He makes several interesting and noteworthy observations about many of Ozu’s films. His long shots are everlasting and respectful.


Jun 30, Michael Worth rated it it was amazing. Gradually, as one character mentions or meets another, the film carries us to that one.

Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema

He must defeat the kindly jujitsu master Murai. We must watch the people, their gestures and slight displacements, as well as the space that they inhabit and the changing levels of illumination.

A Labyrinth of Linkages First edition, Greg rated it it was amazing Feb 12, University of Chicago Press, The rest of the film is not as disjunctive as this opening, and Wang soon settles into the sort of loose, leisurely plotting that characterized independent film of the period.

Audie Bock Knopf, Two events of the past few months have brought me back to him. Making Movies with Akira Kurosawatrans. As ever, thanks to Markus Nornes for making the book available in this format. Re Discovering Charles Dekeukeleire. My book, Ozu and the Poetics of Cinemais out of print in hard copy, but a free pdf file is available for download here. Bordwell discusses their criticism and makes observations and judgements as well.

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