RARA-AVIS: Re: The Face of Another (Teshigahara)

From: foxbrick (foxbrick@yahoo.com)
Date: 30 Dec 2008

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "jacquesdebierue"
    <jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:
    > I would like to put in a plug for this film by the late Japanese
    > master Hiroshi Teshigahara. It is a noir-absurdist film, also a
    > philosophical film and a stunning piece of film-making in all
    > (music by Takemitsu). Starring Tatsuya Nakadai and Machiko Kyo,
    > by Abe from one of his novels.
    > Don't miss out on this one! Somehow, this type of film doesn't
    seem to
    > get made anymore. I was thinking this today while watching Wajda's
    > equally stunning _The Promised Land_ (after Reymont's book).

    As close to off-topic as this can be, the director's adaptation of another Kobo Abe novel, WOMAN IN THE DUNES, is about as noir as a mildly surreal film can be. Criterion has a nice box set of these two and another from this duo.

    Todd Mason

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