Monday, July 30, 2012

SeiJune Suzuki

Seijun Suzuki was a director I had heard of, but didn't know a lot about. So he was a perfect choice to devote a month of movie-watching to. Instead, I only watched four of his films. I started with Branded to Kill and Tokyo Drifter, his two most experimental films, and surely the absolute worst films I could possibly use as an introduction to his career. I didn't dislike them, but I wasn't ready for them. They were baffling to me. I had never seen films before that could be so intriguing, without being the least bit engrossing. I had a better time with Youth of the Beast, though my mind still wandered a bit, and then Story of a Prostitute was visually pleasing, but not really my kind of movie. So it wasn't a very successful month. I'm still curious about his other 80 or whatever movies, though, so maybe next SeiJune I'll give him another try.

1. Youth of the Beast (1963)
2. Tokyo Drifter (1966)
3. Story of a Prostitute (1965)
4. Branded to Kill (1967)

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