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)
Samurai 1: Musashi Miyamoto (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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