Seminal Image #391


Yoidore tenshi
(Drunken Angel)
(Akira Kurosawa; 1948)

1 comment:

Vanwall said...

I love these post-war period Japanese social and crime films - the admixture of Western and Eastern cultures is fascinating. These were the first real foreign films I was able to see as a lad, and the allure was hypnotic - I still look for movies from that period just to see the visual conflicts of style. I recently read "The Tattoo Murder Case" by Akimitsu Takagi, and it was like watching those films all over again - I must have a jones for civilizations in disarray. ;-)

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