Monday, June 15, 2009

Japanese Cinema Blogathon


What fun! It's been a while since I've seen a blogathon, and this one looks enjoyable. Wildgrounds is hosting, and the list of participants and the comments promise lots of interesting reading.

Here are a couple of online resources:
Bright Lights Film Journal has links to their articles on Japanese film.
Wikipedia has a chronological list.

I'll link here to Japanese movies (many of which are available online) I've watched and have blog posts on, and I'll add new ones here in future as I watch more:

1930s:

An Inn in Tokyo (1936)
Osaka Elegy (1936)
Sisters of the Gion (1936)

1940s:

Sanshiro Sugato (1943)
Drunken Angel (1948)
Late Spring (1949)
Nora Inu (1949)

1950s:

Rashomon (1950)
Ikiru (1952)
Life of Oharu (1952)
Tokyo Story (1953)
Ugetsu (1953)
Gojira (1954)
Seven Samurai (1954)
The Burmese Harp (1956)
Warning from Space (1956)
Throne of Blood (1957)
The Hidden Fortress (1958)
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

1960s:

Jigoku (1960)
The Naked Island (1960)
Yojimbo (1961)
Harakiri (1962)
Matango (1963)
Evil Brain from Outer Space (1964) (and Attack from Space)
Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
Kwaidan (1964)
Onibaba (1964)
Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)
The Sword of Doom (1966)

1970s:

Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
Hausu (1977)
The Little Match Girl (1977 animated short)
The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

1980s:

Kagemashu (1980)
Virus (1980)
Angel's Egg (1985)
Ran (1985)
Castle in the Sky (1986)
Princess from the Moon (1987)
Akira (1988)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

1990s:

Dreams (1990)
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Perfect Blue (1997)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Ringu (1998)
Audition (1999)

2000+

Cowboy Bebop: the Movie (2001)
Metropolis (2001)
Spirited Away (2001)
Appleseed (2004)
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Steamboy (2004)
Paprika (2006)
Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)

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