Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Nagisa Oshima, 1932-2013

The death has been announced of screenwriter and director Nagisa Oshima, who died earlier today at the age of 80. I have to admit that I'm not particularly well-versed in foreign films, so this was a name I didn't recognize at first. It wasn't until I read his filmography that I saw he had directed Cruel Story of Youth. I wrote back in 2010 that the story has some great use of color in the night scenes, but that I couldn't find any good screenshots of it. So once again, I'm going to have to use the one inferior shot I could find.

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