Nov 202010

Thomas Weisser (noted Japanese and Asian film critic):

  1. Japanese Cinema: The Essential Handbook.
  2. Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction Films
  3. Asian Cult Cinema.
  4. Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: The Sex Films

Selected Film Titles

  • Lover
  • Organ (Kei Fujiwara)
  • Pinnochio 964 (Shozin Fukui)
  • Hiruko the Goblin
  • The Entrails films
  • Makai Tensho
  • Rubber’s Lover
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man (Shin’ya Tsukamoto)
  • Death Powder
  • Dangan Runner
  • Tokyo Fist
  • Bullet Ballet
  • Gemini
  • Dogma95 Manifesto

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    Nov 192010

    Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg co-wrote this as a response to the technological innovations that were democraticizing the production of film. It was also a statement to protect the avante-garde and affirm its importance at a time when anyone could make film. The principle tenets imposed a kind of chastity on the film-maker and was contra-Hollywood normative sensibilities: shooting was to be done on location, the sound must be recorded with the images, the camera must be hand-held, the film must be in colour, there must be no murders or weapons, temporal and geographical alienation must be avoided, genre movies are not acceptable, and the director must not be credited.

    Vinterberg did “Festen” (1998) in this style and von Trier contributed, among others, his “Goldheart” trilogy: “Breaking the Waves” (1996), “The Idiots” (1998), and “Dancer in the Dark” (2000).