koro_sutro (koro_sutro) wrote,
koro_sutro
koro_sutro

1928 silent film we saw last night at the Japan Society, "Crossroads"

http://www.japansociety.org/event/the-shamisen-sessions-vol-2-yumiko-tanaka

A real pleasure with live shamisen accompanying the film and closely following its action and providing foley at every moment. Also electric koto triggering synth effects.

also a live taiko drummer!

the finest old black and white I have ever seen, very sophisticated in its cinematography and direction for the time. some stunning visual effects, many of them.

the entire film is on youtube here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te2dEhpwCHo


also :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jujiro

and

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teinosuke_Kinugasa
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