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Ikite Wa Mita Keredo...


This film, a well-composed documentary tribute to Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu (who died in 1963) by Kasuo Inoue. Inoue, uses interviews, film clips, photographs, and audio recordings of Ozu to form an excellent picture of the man -- and Japanese cinema as well. When Ozu first began shooting films in his own meticulous, carefully stated style, it was 1929 and the era of black-and-white silents. By the time his career ended in the '60s, modern technology had expanded the screen, the capacity of cameras...more