Category: Shin-Bungeiza Theater

Toshiya Fujita Retrospective at the Shin Bungeiza

This year is the 20th anniversary of the death of director and actor Toshiya Fujita. He may be best known outside of Japan as the director of Lady Snowblood, which was a major influence/reference for Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill films. He also acted in well known films like Juzo Itami’s Tampopo and Seijun Suzuki’s Zigeunerweisen. 浅野温子さんいいですね。この写真はたぶん「スローなブギにしてくれ」の頃だから19歳くらい?。 — カエル岩 (@kaeruiwa1963)… Read more →

Lawrence of Arabia

Perhaps my love of watching film in theaters on film comes from Lawrence of Arabia. I first saw in 1989 at the Northpoint Theater in San Francisco. I can still remember that day and how I felt as i watched this masterpiece unfold. I subsequently purchased it on VHS (which was letterboxed, of course) and watched it again and again… Read more →