Boy (1969)

NAGISA OSHIMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original Title:  Shonen Japan, 1969.  Art Theatre Guild, Sozosha.  Screenplay by Tsutomu Tamura.  Cinematography by Seizo Sengen, Yasuhiro Yoshioka.  Produced by Masayuki Nakajima, Takuji Yamaguchi.  Music by Hikaru Hayashi.  Production Design by Shigemasa Toda.  Film Editing by Sueko Shiraishi, Keiichi Uraoka. A ten year-old boy becomes a master con artist when his unemployed father and opaque stepmother…

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Double Suicide (1969)

MASAHIRO SHINODA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Shinju: Ten no Amijima Japan, 1969.  Art Theatre Guild, Hyôgen-sha.  Screenplay by Masahiro Shinoda, Toru Takemitsu, Taeko Tomioka, based on the play by Monzaemon Chikamatsu.  Cinematography by Toichiro Narushima.  Produced by Masayuki Nakajima, Masahiro Shinoda.  Music by Toru Takemitsu.  Production Design by Kiyoshi Awazu.  Costume Design by Kiyoshi Hashimoto. A tragic love story is…

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The Catch (1961)

NAGISA OSHIMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Shiiku Japan, 1961.  Palace Productions, Taiho.  Screenplay by Toshiro Ishido, Toshio Matsumoto, Tsutomu Tamura, Teruaki Tomatsu, based on the novel by Kenzaburo Oe.  Cinematography by Yoshitsugu Tonegawa.  Produced by Masayuki Nakajima, Saburo Tajima.  Music by Riichiro Manabe.  Production Design by Itsuro Hirata.  Film Editing by Miyuri Miyamori.   A black American pilot is downed in…

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