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1940-9: The Decade According to Kenji

by Kenji
1940-9: The Decade According to Kenji by Kenji
Kind Hearts and Coronets A strong decade for UK, it seems not so much for world cinema beyond Anglophone films, largely due to WW2 (if not my ignorance), so lots of famous “classics” here, not very many hidden treasures sorry. List in preferential order. I’m not so keen on His Girl Friday, Phildelphia Story, Sullivan’s Travels, Rome Open City, Brief Encounter.. To see: Tower of the Seven Hunchbacks (Neville) Spain Somewhere in Europe (Radvanyi) Hungary the 1940s wasn’t the strongest decade for Mizoguchi or Japan but by all accounts 2 by Mizoguchi- Woman of Osaka and Life of an Actor-, both lost, were excellent. Read more


Kind Hearts and Coronets

A strong decade for UK, it seems not so much for world cinema beyond Anglophone films, largely due to WW2 (if not my ignorance), so lots of famous “classics” here, not very many hidden treasures sorry. List in preferential order. I’m not so keen on His Girl Friday, Phildelphia Story, Sullivan’s Travels, Rome Open City, Brief Encounter..

To see:
Tower of the Seven Hunchbacks (Neville) Spain
Somewhere in Europe (Radvanyi) Hungary

the 1940s wasn’t the strongest decade for Mizoguchi or Japan but by all accounts 2 by Mizoguchi- Woman of Osaka and Life of an Actor-, both lost, were excellent.

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