Fun Link(s) Friday: Ozu and Tokyo Story

Image via The British Film Institute.

Tokyo Story. Sight &Image via The British Film Institute.

BBC Radio’s Night Waves aired a show on Ozu’s Tokyo Story (東京物語), which was voted #1 (the best film of all time) in the British Film Institute’s 2012 Sight & Sound Directors Top Ten, beating out Citizen Kane.* On the 60th anniversary of the film, actor Richard Wilson, Professor Naoko Shimazu, and film critic Larushka Ivan-Zadeh analyze the film and its impact on cinema.

This panel is a great resource for students of Japanese film–sure takes me back to my Japanese film classes at DU! Listen to the full discussion on BBC Radio 3’s site. For more on Ozu’s oeuvre, check out Thom Andersen’s “Ozu Yasujirô: the master of time” on the BFI.

*Sight & Sound Magazine chose Vertigo as #1, with Tokyo Story as #3.

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3 Responses to Fun Link(s) Friday: Ozu and Tokyo Story

  1. Elle says:

    Well that is an accomplishment; to beat Citizen Kane. I am quite surprised it is number one. I have seen the film, but maybe I didn’t appreciate it at the time. I must re-watch, thanks for the tip.

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