Kon Ichikawa Summary

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  • 7 Literature Criticisms
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Essays & Analysis (7)

484 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Philip Strick The reconstruction of a single-handed voyage from Osaka to San Francisco … seems an unlikely choice for anything but a formal doumentary film. As one might expec... Read more
943 words, approx. 4 pages
Critical Essay by David Williams Despite its period setting An Actor's Revenge (Yukinojo Henge) seems to have been an exception to some [generalizations on Japanese cinema]. Even among the more... Read more
1,589 words, approx. 6 pages
Critical Essay by Joan Mellen After [Masaki Koboyashi's] The Human Condition, the two most important Japanese films about the Second World War were Kon Ichikawa's The Harp of Burma and F... Read more
419 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Tom Allen It is almost impossible to cite an American director who has aged as gracefully in his idiosyncrasies as Ichikawa over the last three decades. It is also difficult to name ... Read more
352 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Colin Young The comédie noire may be going out of fashion. When [Odd Obsession] was shown at Cannes in 1960 only the Japanese visitors thought it funny, and their laughter was... Read more
288 words, approx. 1 pages
Critical Essay by Raymond Durgnat [In Odd Obsession, Ichikawa] attains the purity of style for which he strove. The domestic courtesies are observed. Voices are rarely raised. Dawn whitens beyond the ... Read more
333 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Tom Milne Kon Ichikawa's Alone On the Pacific starts out from what might be the heroic story of a Japanese boy's solo crossing of the Pacific in a small yacht, but as I... Read more