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rbuchanan 2 months ago

None of Teshigahara's four adaptations pertain to the students' movement; Abe's embattled membership in Japan's Communist party had no association with his nation's New Left. "Dunes" posits the personal and sexual necessities of man's reconciliation with nature. That sisyphean struggle with which Okada's entomologist contends represents deviations from physiurgic life that differently typify both he and his captors.

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rbuchanan 2 months ago

"Concubine" is another of my favorites, one of too few pictures to realistically depict either how someone's identity is modeled in the service of his art, or the Cultural Revolution's tyranny. I'm very fond of Cheung, one of HK's most flexible stars. To see Chen churn out a succession of inane wuxias and dramas over the past score is disheartening...

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rbuchanan 2 months ago

"Madre" is pretty unique: a legitimate drama that yaws into melodrama at its climactic confrontations -- and actually works! I don't know of another living director who could realize that.

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rbuchanan 2 months ago

Canto's transsexual is indubitably narcissistic, but I don't percieve his sexist sentiments as anything other than slurs momentarily provoked by pique. Other than misshapen "male feminists" who insinuate themselves to exploit opportunities for sexual misconduct, what kind of misogynist surrounds himself with women?

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rbuchanan 2 months ago

Have you seen "The Skin I Live In?" Transmaniacs irrationally loathe it, but it's terrific.

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eyesonthelens 2 months ago

I see, I'm definitely interested in knowing more about Teshigahara, but I've been pretty overwhelmed by his work that I've never looked into it a bit more, thanks for answering that one.

eyesonthelens 2 months ago

You know, I haven't watched "The Skin I live in", I remember a few years ago they where playing it on HBO but I've never have it a thought, I'll watch it soon. I also know that the same year the film debuted on cinemas, another film with a similar argument was released, let me look into it.

eyesonthelens 2 months ago

Never gave it*

eyesonthelens 2 months ago

Concubine was really nice!! I've been thinking about it, but it's elaborated so carefully, in it's story, it's visuals, the sounds and the cues they give you to arrive at the final conclusion are wonderful, it confuses me a lot, but everything's like that for me..

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