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What's your favorite film by Kaneto Shindō?

Gembaku no ko (Children of Hiroshima)
0 (0%)
Naked Island
1 (6.3%)
Onibaba
4 (25%)
Yabu no naka no kuroneko (Black Cat)
1 (6.3%)
Tree Without Leaves
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
10 (62.5%)
don't like any
0 (0%)
other (specify)
0 (0%)

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Shindō Kaneto
« on: October 27, 2010, 01:09:11 PM »
1. Naked Island
2. Onibaba
3. Kuroneko

3. Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director



Would like to see more.  His doc about Mizoguchi, however, is very dry.

Most of his films have fewer than 100 votes on IMDb.
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Re: Director's Best: Kaneto Shindō
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2010, 01:19:59 PM »
Haven't seen any.
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Re: Director's Best: Kaneto Shindō
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010, 01:34:00 PM »
Onibaba isn't quite a favorite but it's good enough to vote for.

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Re: Director's Best: Kaneto Shindō
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010, 02:07:53 PM »

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Re: Shindō Kaneto - Director's Best
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 10:27:21 AM »
Kuroneko (1968) 70/100 - I was hoping that this was going to be another favorite of mine, especially after loving Onibaba so much, but when you look away from the beauty of the film, all that's left is a weak tale of ghostly vampires. Shindo is a master when it comes to lighting and black & white cinematography, but the story here is a bit lacking, and needed a bit more energy. Nobuko Otowa is wonderful as one of the ghosts, but Kiwako Taichi is kind of a one note cipher, and Kichiemon Nakamura is desperately trying to emulate Toshirō Mifune. At times it becomes repetitive as if Shindo is padding it out to make it a full length feature, leaving it to come across as nothing more than Onibaba lite.

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Re: Shindō Kaneto - Director's Best
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2014, 10:30:07 AM »
Onibaba

Kuroneko

Naked Island

Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director

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Re: Shindō Kaneto - Director's Best
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2014, 11:04:36 AM »
That review is so accurate it's like you read my mind.
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Re: Shindō Kaneto - Director's Best
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2014, 01:59:50 PM »
Shindo has disappointed me so much after starting off so well with Onibaba. I thought he was going to be another Masaki Kobayashi level of director.

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Re: Shindō Kaneto
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2015, 02:06:38 AM »
1. Onibaba
2. Kuroneko
3. Naked Island
4. The Iron Crown

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Re: Shindō Kaneto - Director's Best
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2015, 02:26:45 AM »
Naked Island
* * 1/2

Too minimalist for me, though after The Nun's Story it made for a pleasant nightcap until the part where it becomes a minimalist bummer. I became fascinated by the 'no dialogue' thing, but there are a couple of cheats, like singing or a long shot so we can't hear the words, and a bit with a priest, though there's a point to be made about how with priests we all know the words. The film gives you time to have thoughts like that. (Hopefully deeper ones than mine.)
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