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Toshio Matsumoto

Director

“What you think is reality is false, and what you think is fiction is real.”

 

Biography

Toshio Matsumoto (born March 25, 1932) is a Japanese film director and video artist. He was born in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan and graduated from Tokyo University in 1955.

His first short was Ginrin, which he made in 1955, however his most famous film is Funeral Parade of Roses (Bara no soretsu). Funeral Parade of Roses influenced Stanley Kubrick’s film A Clockwork Orange heavily. The film was a retelling of Oedipus Rex, featuring a transsexual (portrayed by Peter) trying to move up in the world of the Japanese gay bars.

Matsumoto has published many books of photography and is currently a professor and Dean of Arts at the Kyoto University of Art and Design. He was also the President of the Japan Society of Image Arts and Sciences. —Wikipedia 

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Jeremy Ashlyn

23Sep11

Someone seriously needs to add War of Sixteen, his last full length film of the 70's. Great stuff

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Marc Evans

27Apr11

MOTHERS AND PHANTOM

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eye

12Feb11

I've submitted it along with most of the other shorts 4 months ago, but it seems to have gotten lost in the process.

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răpciune

11Feb11

why Phantom is not here?

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