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Ozu, Yasujirō 1903-1963

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Tōkyō monogatari Tokyo story by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

160 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another recurrent feature of Ozu's style is the use of graphic matches - where characters within the frame form identical shapes, facing the same direction and posed in the same pose. Ozu designed each frame very carefully, drawing attention to the composition of the frame through such devices. Although the film is a loosely plotted and leisurely survey of the extended family, structured around journeys, it is full of family conflicts triggered by the grandparents' visit. This film's sombre tone reflects Ozu's recurring theme of home dramas and the vast social changes that altered Japanese life between 1932 and 1959
Ukigusa monogatari A story of floating weeds by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

88 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1959, Yasujiro Ozu remade his 1934 silent classic, A story of floating weeds in color with the celebrated cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa (Rashomon, Ugetsu). Setting his later version in a seaside location, Ozu otherwise preserves the details of his elegantly simple plot wherein an aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunites with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all. Together, the films offer a unique glimpse into the evolution of one of cinema's greatest directors. A story of floating weeds reveals Ozu in the midst of developing his mode of expression; Floating weeds reveals his distinct style at its pinnacle. In each, the director captures the joy and sadness in everyday life
Banshun Late spring by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

71 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young woman, who lives with her father, and finds herself growing past the marriageable age
Tōkyō no kōrasu by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

67 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Ozu's most popular films, I was born, but . . . is a blithe portrait of the financial and psychological toils of one family, as told from the rascally point of view of a couple of stubborn little boys. For two brothers, the daily struggles of bullies and mean teachers is nothing next to the mortification they feel when they realize their good-natured father's low-rung social status. Reworked decades later as Ozu's Technicolor comedy Good morning, it's a poignant evocation of the tumult of childhood, as well as a showcase for Ozu's expertly timed comedy editing
Sanma no aji by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

72 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After living alone with his daughter for years, a widower must learn how to let her go, letting her be free to move on with her life, by arranging a marriage for her
Bakushū = Early summer by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

70 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mamiya family is seeking a husband for their daughter, Noriko, but she has ideas of her own
Ohayō Good morning by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

68 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satiric comedy in which two young brothers refuse to talk until their parents agree to buy them a television set. Set in a 1950's residential suburb of Tokyo
Higanbana Equinox flower by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

65 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ozu's first color film, a stubborn businessman, who disapproves of his daughter's fiancé, must learn to embrace modern romance
Akibiyori Late autumn by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

39 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this poignant tale, a widowed mother wants her daughter, Ayako, to marry. Ayako refuses offers of marriage because of her concern for her mother. Relatives advise the mother to remarry and Ayako is upset and leaves home. They are later reconciled and show their strong bonds of familial love
Chichi ariki There was a father by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

38 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widowed high school teacher finds that the more he tries to do what is best for his son's future, the more they are separated
Tōkyō boshoku Tokyo twilight by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

49 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ozu's only postwar film to take place in the dead of winter tells of an aging father and his two daughters. The younger has an affair and becomes pregnant. The elder has left her husband and returned with her child to her father. Both are astonished when their mother, presumed dead, turns up alive. In this dark film, Ozu's vision of post-war Japan portrays his theme of the sins of one generation affecting the next, illustrated brilliantly by a series of parallels drawn sensitively between characters, which manages to be both compassionate and scathing. Even the seemingly happy ending has an embedded twist. It depicts Ozu's harsh condemnation of modern Japanese society and family life
Sōshun by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

39 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ozu examines what he calls the "pathos of white collar life" in Ozu's negative negative take on the "corporatization" of private life. Ozu looks at the corrosive impact of the transition to a corporation-centered existence on white collar working men. A young salary-man, Shoji, is dissatisfied with his career and marriage and starts an affair with a young co-worker. This is one of Ozu's most serious and earnest movies where he gives the message that business relationships are not an adequate substitute for family ties
Dekigokoro = Passing fancy by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

26 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of many films featuring the endearing single-dad Kihachi (played wonderfully by Takeshi Sakamoto), Passing fancy is a humorous and heartfelt study of a close, if fraught, father-son relationship. With an ever more sophisticated visual style and understanding of fragile human relationships, Ozu seamlessly weaves rib-tickling comedy and weighty family drama for this distinguished precursor to a brilliant career
Hitori musuko Only son by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

20 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A good-natured mother gives up everything to ensure her son's education and future
Late Ozu by Setsuko Hara( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Master filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu directed fifty-three feature films over the course of his long career. Yet it was in the final decade of his life, his "old master" phase, that he entered his artistic prime. Centered more than ever on the modern sensibilities of the younger generation, these delicate family dramas are marked by an exquisite formal elegance and emotional sensitivity about birth and death, love and marriage, and all the accompanying joys and loneliness. Along with such better-known films as Floating Weeds and An Autumn Afternoon, these five works illustrate the worldly wisdom of one of cinema's great artists at the height of his powers."--Publisher
Tokyo story : the Ozu/Noda screenplay by Yasujirō Ozu( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Record of a tenement gentleman by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

23 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This timeless classic follows the hilarious misadventures of an abandoned child who picks an unwilling surrogate mother. Although the little boy's chronic bedwetting threatens to ruin their relationship, ultimately the hardened, childless woman realizes her life is richer and sweeter because of the child
Zen nikki Ozu Yasujirō by Yasujirō Ozu( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in French and Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo-ga ein gefilmtes Tagebuch by Wim Wenders( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the core of this film is a homage to Yasujiro Ozu based on interviews with Ozu's favourite actor, Chisu Ryu, and his regular cameraman, Yuhara Atsuta. Wenders' reflections upon the postwar impact of Western values on Japanese culture provide the context. The looseness of the diary format partially conceals a more single-minded speculation: what would Ozu make of contemporary Japanese images?
Ozu by Donald Richie( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in German and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book on life and works of Japanese film director Yasujiro Ozu
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Maki, James

Maki, James 1903-1963

Odu, Yasujirō

Osu, Jasudschiro 1903-1963

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Ozuyasu 1903-1963

Schwarz, Ernst 1903-1963

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小津, 安二郎, 1903-1963

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