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R.I.P Kon Ichikawa

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    Sasame Yuki -(Makioka Sisters – adapted from a novel by Junichiro Tanizaki)

    The great Japanese director, Kon Ichikawa, died today of pneumonia. He was the man behind such films as The Burmese Harp, Fires on the Plain, and Tokyo Olympiad. (via)

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    More on Kon Ichikawa from previous post.

    The Burmese Harp

    John Hutnyk

    A place maker for a future review of Kon Ichikawa’s great funny poignant anti-imperialist film “A Billionaire”, as soon as I find a copy.
    We screened a series of his films at Goldsmiths two years back. The big famous ones are deservedly praised, but A Billionaire was just great – especially the student who built her own atom bomb upstairs in her flat.

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