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Wednesday, 04 June 2008

Yesterday or the day before I was thinking about how Tatsuya Nakadai would be the first name I'd put on a list of greatest film actors of all time.

Today I discovered that the Film Forum here in NYC is doing a series of Tatsuya Nakadai films!

Harakiri, The Face of Another, Sword of Doom, Goyokin, Yojimbo, High and Low, When a Woman Ascends the Stairs, Samurai Rebellion,Tenchu and Kill! are all great.

Kagemusha, Ran, Kwaidan, Sanjuro and The Human Condition are also worth seeing. (Admirers of Full Metal Jacket may be surprised to discover how much of that film appears to have come from the second film in the Human Condition trilogy. The suicide scene in the Kobayashi film has a horrifying twist that I've never been able to forget.)

I hope I'll be able to see, for the first time, Onimasa, Age of Assassins, Black River, Solar Eclipse, Untamed, Immortal Love, Odd Obsession and Conflagration.