Newsweek Japan Lists Kon's Paprika Among 100 Best Films

posted on by Egan Loo
Mag's critics include surreal anime with Lawrence of Arabia, Godfather, Star Wars

The Japanese edition of Newsweek magazine lists Satoshi Kon's Paprika anime in its 100 Best Films list. The magazine's critics selected their top films for the expanded Golden Week issue (April 30/May 7 issue). Only a few titles produced in Japan, such as Paprika, Letter from Iwo Jima, and Tampopo, were included in the list.

Other titles on the list from the 1960s and 1970s include Lawrence of Arabia, Godfather, American Graffiti, All the President's Men, Star Wars, and Apocalypse Now. From the 1980s and 1990s, the Newsweek Japan critics listed E.T., Stand by Me, Out of Africa, The Last Emperor, Gung Ho, Sex, Lies, and Videotapes, Dances with Wolves, Silence of the Lambs, JFK, Magnolia, and Being John Malkovich. The list also included more recent titles such as Monsoon Wedding, City of God, Whale Rider, Finding Nemo, 21 Grams, and American Splendor.

While movie critic David Ansen did not list Paprika and the French/Iranian animated film Persepolis in his 2007 top-ten list for the American edition of Newsweek, he did include them in his ten runner-up films.


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