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Thread #59418 Message #2894010
Posted By: Amos
25-Apr-10 - 12:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Japan in around 1960 is encapsulated in Yosujiru Ozu's film "The End of Summer". The civilization of Osaka is people with geishas and career girls, salary-men and elders in kimonos. Grace and delicacy in small gestures is very much alive in ordinary circumstances, even in Westernized bars where the salary-men drink scotch and smoke Marlboros. It is a strange land, almost cartoon-like, where a large proportion of the interactions seem almost telepathic. BEautiful piece of work; but not for keeping in the library, methinks.