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What's your favorite film by Mikio Naruse?

Kimi to wakarete (After Our Separation)
0 (0%)
Yogoto no yume (Each Night I Dream)
0 (0%)
Three Sisters with Maiden Hearts
0 (0%)
Tsuma yo bara no yo ni (Kimiko)
0 (0%)
Hideko, the Bus Conductress
0 (0%)
Uta-andon (The Song Lantern)
0 (0%)
Ginza kesh (Ginza Cosmetics)
0 (0%)
Meshi (Repast)
1 (5.3%)
Okaasan (Mother)
1 (5.3%)
Inazuma (Lightning)
0 (0%)
Ffu (Husband and Wife)
0 (0%)
Ani imto (Older Brother, Younger Sister)
0 (0%)
Yama no oto (The Thunder of the Mountain)
1 (5.3%)
Bangiku (Late Chrysanthemums)
0 (0%)
Ukigumo (Floating Clouds)
0 (0%)
Sh u (Sudden Rain)
0 (0%)
Nagareru (Flowing)
1 (5.3%)
Iwashigumo (Summer Clouds)
0 (0%)
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
3 (15.8%)
Daughters, Wives and a Mother
0 (0%)
Hourou-ki (A Wanderer's Notebook)
0 (0%)
Midareru (Yearning)
0 (0%)
The Stranger Within a Woman
0 (0%)
Midaregumo (Scattered Clouds)
0 (0%)
other (specify)
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
11 (57.9%)
don't like any
1 (5.3%)

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Re: Naruse Mikio - Director's Best
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2013, 11:24:20 AM »
Those are the two I've seen so far.  TSP Binge starts tonight.

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Re: Naruse Mikio - Director's Best
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2013, 11:38:36 AM »
So this is the next one, huh.

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Re: Naruse Mikio - Director's Best
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2013, 11:39:52 AM »
Well, I think originally it was supposed to be in late October. . .
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Re: Naruse Mikio - Director's Best
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2013, 11:53:15 AM »
Yep, it's next and this stuff takes time :(. Patience!

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Re: Naruse Mikio - Director's Best
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2013, 01:44:49 PM »
I'll listen to that, whenever it comes out.  Seen a bunch of Naruse, want to see a lot more.
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Re: Director's Best: Mikio Naruse
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2013, 04:52:31 PM »
Also, I think Setsuko Hara's best performances are in Naruse films not Ozu's.

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Re: Naruse Mikio - Director's Best
« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2013, 04:58:17 PM »
I don't think Setsuko Hara has gradations of performance: she is always great.
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Re: Naruse Mikio - Director's Best
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2013, 03:06:15 PM »

No Blood Relations | Naruse | 1932

This one's a lot more overtly stylish than Flunky with all the zooms and just a generally super-active camera. The story is really melodramatic and full of coincidences but I didn't really care. I was just happy with the way he chooses to shoot the whole thing and that he's experimenting so much with what is essentially rather pedestrian material. All the stuff with the brother seemed random but again, I didn't really mind. It's not as sublime or perfect as Flunky, Work Hard or When a Woman Ascends but I still liked it.

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Re: Naruse Mikio - Director's Best
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2013, 03:11:37 PM »
Yeah he gets really showy in that one, perhaps to take attention away from the subpar script.  I found the camerawork more distracting (and even annoying) than rewarding.
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Re: Naruse Mikio - Director's Best
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2013, 03:25:32 PM »
Yeah he gets really showy in that one, perhaps to take attention away from the subpar script.  I found the camerawork more distracting (and even annoying) than rewarding.
Ha, I can see that being the case but I was just charmed, really. Maybe because it was so unexpected :)