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What's your favorite film by Yasujiro Ozu?

Tokyo Chorus
0 (0%)
I Was Born, But...
0 (0%)
Woman of Tokyo
0 (0%)
Women on the Firing Line
0 (0%)
Passing Fancy
0 (0%)
A Story of Floating Weeds (1934)
0 (0%)
An Inn in Tokyo
0 (0%)
The Only Son
0 (0%)
What Did the Lady Forget?
0 (0%)
The Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family
0 (0%)
There Was a Father
0 (0%)
The Record of a Tenement Gentleman
0 (0%)
A Hen in the Wind
0 (0%)
Late Spring
6 (17.6%)
The Munekata Sisters
0 (0%)
Early Summer
5 (14.7%)
The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice
0 (0%)
Tokyo Story
11 (32.4%)
Early Spring
2 (5.9%)
Tokyo Twilight
0 (0%)
Equinox Flower
0 (0%)
Good Morning
0 (0%)
Floating Weeds (1959)
3 (8.8%)
Late Autumn
0 (0%)
The End of Summer
0 (0%)
An Autumn Afternoon
3 (8.8%)
Other (please specify)
0 (0%)
Haven't seen any
3 (8.8%)
Don't like any
1 (2.9%)

Total Members Voted: 33

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Re: Ozu Yasujiro
« Reply #180 on: September 13, 2017, 05:59:07 AM »
Also, I have no idea why anyone assumes I don't have problem telling white actors apart. I had no idea who any of the soldiers in Dunkirk were at any point in the movie because they all looked alike in a young guy with dark hair way. I still am not sure if one of the original pair we follow died or not. I thought the two actresses were actual twines the first time I watched Les Demoiselles de Rochefort. If people didn't vary wildly in hair colour and clothing style I would have trouble with any movie where I didn't already know the actors, and that includes movies filled with young, dark-haired Japanese girls who all wear kimonos.
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Re: Ozu Yasujiro
« Reply #181 on: September 13, 2017, 01:22:59 PM »
I thought the two actresses were actual twines the first time I watched Les Demoiselles de Rochefort.

Well, they are sisters, so you weren't far off.

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Re: Ozu Yasujiro
« Reply #182 on: September 13, 2017, 05:54:42 PM »
I don't get the implication that finding it hard to distinguish Japanese actors from one another is racist immediately being followed by the exact same observation about predominantly white casts ? Neither is racist as much as a result from your environment. I have no trouble distinguishing the Chrises, because I live in a predominantly white society, and I do have trouble sometimes with Japanese or Chinese films because I don't know that many people of Asian descent.

The difference is that there are people who assert that Asian people all look the same and don't assert that of any other race. This is not an uncommon thing in modern society. It's absolutely racist and a natural assumption most people make when they hear the comment that a certain Asian demographic looks similar to each other.

Hence me giving the benefit of a doubt.


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Re: Ozu Yasujiro
« Reply #183 on: September 13, 2017, 05:57:42 PM »
Also, I have no idea why anyone assumes I don't have problem telling white actors apart. I had no idea who any of the soldiers in Dunkirk were at any point in the movie because they all looked alike in a young guy with dark hair way. I still am not sure if one of the original pair we follow died or not. I thought the two actresses were actual twines the first time I watched Les Demoiselles de Rochefort. If people didn't vary wildly in hair colour and clothing style I would have trouble with any movie where I didn't already know the actors, and that includes movies filled with young, dark-haired Japanese girls who all wear kimonos.

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Re: Ozu Yasujiro
« Reply #184 on: September 13, 2017, 07:54:24 PM »
Seems like everybody's thoughts have been expressed well enough here.
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