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NEWS: Live-Action/Anime Film Director Nagisa Oshima Passes Away




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mdo7



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:57 pm Reply with quote
I'm sorry to hear that, my heart goes out to his family, RIP.
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bravetailor



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:56 pm Reply with quote
RIP one of the greatest film directors in Japanese history. He's probably worthy of being somewhere just outside the top 50 of all time overall too. His 1960s output is just incredible. And if you get to watch his films in a theatre with other people--do it. His films always provoke the most interesting audience responses--laughter, shock, repulsion, embarrassment...and more.
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Chrno2



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:42 pm Reply with quote
Wow, didn't expect this. I've been coming across his name and some of his works. Now here's a man with a incredibly long track record. I give my deepest respects to him and his works. RIP. May his work still be celebrated as time goes on.
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roseversailles



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:16 pm Reply with quote
A very sad day. A true rebel of cinema, with some visionary works to his name. I have quite a few of his films from the Criterion Collection, and I appreciate how daring and intelligent he was. That he challenged the concept of pornography in a way no one else had on a worldscale speaks to his influence. May he rest in peace.
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Bonham



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:44 am Reply with quote
While Nagisa Oshima may be most popular for In the Realm of the Senses and onwards (perhaps for the wrong reasons), it is clear from his work in the '60s that there are few filmmakers in the history of Japan—and in the world—as explicitly critical of social and political issues as Oshima (and even of himself, considering the origins of Sing a Song of Sex). They are original, thrilling and disturbing films, and essential viewing for anyone serious about movies.

Film has lost one of its giants.
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