An Actor's Revenge (BFI Film Classics) by Ian Breakwell

By Ian Breakwell

From Amazon: "An Actor's Revenge is without doubt one of the masterworks of the trendy jap cinema. Visually lovely, with the most innovative widescreen camera-work ever visible, the movie exemplifies director Kon Ichikawa's self description: 'I used to be educated as a painter and that i strill imagine like one'. How Ichikawa transforms a melodramatic story right into a overall cinematic adventure is vividly analysed in fellow artist Ian Breakwell's sympathetic examine. An Actor's Revenge tells the weird tale of Yukinojo, a 19th century Kabuki girl impersonator who employs his theatrical talents to deceives and ruin the retailers who brought on the loss of life of his mom and dad. Ichikawa's movie is a remake, thirty years later, of Teinosuke Kinugasa's 1936 box-office wreck, utilizing an identical actor, Kazuo Hasegawa, within the dual roles of transvestite Yukinojo and virile thief Yamitaro. What could have been an insignificant gimmick proved an encouraged stroke of casting. Breakwell acclaims Hasegawa's twin functionality as one of many cinema's maximum monitors of performing, within which the hugely man made conventions of eastern theatre are mobilised in a stunning play at the mysteries of identification and sexuality."

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MacArthur was proud of his record there, especially in Occupied Japan, which had been under his direction. He pointed out, as he often did, the great progress made by the Japanese people in adopting democracy and asserted that democracy in Japan was likely to be permanent.

65 Hume and Annarino declared that Baby-san was a new postwar type of Japanese woman, not at all like the ones American servicemen expected— namely, the “‘Madame Butterfly’ type” with “an elaborate hairdo . . 67 Her face is oval. Her cheekbones are high. Her nose is pug. Her mouth is pouty. Her lips are a blazing scarlet, playing up what she judges from American movies to be the fashionable standard. Her hair is long and dark and slung into a peek-a-boo hair-do. Compared to American girls, she is short.

S. air raids that undoubtedly turned many of these children into orphans. Images of happy children with conquering soldiers are important after any hostilities. 55 As citizens of the conquering forces, Americans liked seeing the kindness and mercy of their soldiers. Highlighting their humanity after an armed conflict suggested that America’s soldiers, and by extension their nation, were reluctant killers—kind rather than heartless and unforgiving. 56 A few months later, images of smiling Japanese children posing with GIs were also reassuring because the children’s friendliness and openness meant that they saw the “good” within American soldiers, and thus the “good” in America even after Americans had rained mass death upon Japan.

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