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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

One Wonderful Sunday

I enjoyed this Kurosawa film. It was given only 2.5 stars by Turner Classic Movies, but it was a poignant glimpse into postwar Japan (1947). The young woman is an optimist and her (ex-soldier) fiance is desperately discouraged. Both are in dire straits economically. It was a bit slow moving but a delicate piece of emotional observation. The film aired yesterday, which would have been Kurosawa's 100th birthday.

2 comments:

Osprey said...

I have to say - you SHOCKED me when you said you think Dreams is flawed. I think it's beyond fabulous. I think about it frequently - the parts most fascinating to me being the foxes, the tunnel, and Crows - but the other parts are nearly as compelling to me.

Enjah said...

I do not recall saying "Dreams" is flawed; I thought I said "One Wonderful Sunday" is flawed. I agree, "Dreams" is wonderful. I own it!