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100 Years of Japanese Cinema 

Nihon eiga no hyaku nen (original title)
Nagisa Oshima explores the first century of Japanese cinema.

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Nagisa Ôshima

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Nagisa Ôshima
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Nagisa Ôshima ... Narrator (voice)
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William B. White William B. White ... Narrator (voice)
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Nagisa Oshima explores the first century of Japanese cinema.

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Japan | UK

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Japanese

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1 September 1995 (Japan) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Nagisa Ôshima's 100 Years
17 December 2016 | by ken558See all my reviews

When I watched it, the DVD was clearly entitled "Nagisa Ôshima's 100 Years of Japanese Cinema".

Nowhere in the DVD nor the narration that it purports to be the definitive "100 Years of Japanese Cinema", simply Nagisa Ôshima's OWN experience and view of it. Anyone with some intelligence and a clear open mind watching this short 54mins documentary with personalised narration would know it is not meant at all to be definitive in any way, but simply one person's view.

Except of course for the two pseudo-purists reviewers before me here who simply ignored this aspect and simply went on to blindly savage both this very interesting 'personalised view' and Nagisa Ôshima himself as if he is a demagogue interested merely in promoting himself.

This is totally far from the truth - it is these two ridiculously narrow-minded reviewers who are so keen to promote their own egoistical 'wow I am so knowledgeable of Japanese cinema' that they simply took cheap advantage of their own chosen misinterpretation to promote themselves. Ignore these two farcical and pretentious know-it-alls.

This personalised documentary is highly interesting in itself for what it is, with well-chosen imagery and snippets from a range of Japanese movies from 1910s to 1990s from a range of directors, and there is nothing about it that is meant to be definitive, and is great as it is.

Nagisa Ôshima's efforts to compile this set of quaint compelling imagery and narration representing his view is a treasure.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


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