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Favorite films by Yasujiro Ozu

by Genaro Navarro
Ozu is the first great cinema poet of time. Time trapped in the cinematographic image, the erradication of narrative in the image. All of his films are very visual, melancholic, human and even abstract. For me his cinema is truly radical, his Mise en scène is not conventional. His cinema doesnt approach to what we expect in a movie, He is faraway of being the traditionalist that Many have been calling him. He is the ultimate cinematographic hero of life and living the cinema. The films that I havent seen are: The lady and the beard Straightforward Boy Filmography of Yasujiro Ozu with my personal ratings: Days of Youth (1929) Rating:… Read more

Ozu is the first great cinema poet of time. Time trapped in the cinematographic image, the erradication of narrative in the image. All of his films are very visual, melancholic, human and even abstract. For me his cinema is truly radical, his Mise en scène is not conventional. His cinema doesnt approach to what we expect in a movie, He is faraway of being the traditionalist that Many have been calling him.

He is the ultimate cinematographic hero of life and living the cinema.

The films that I havent seen are:

The lady and the beard
Straightforward Boy

Filmography of Yasujiro Ozu with my personal ratings:

Days of Youth (1929) Rating: 80/100
Fighting Friends (1929) Rating: 50/100
I Graduated But … (1929) Rating: 80/100
Walk Cheerfully (1930) Rating: 75/100
I Flunked But … (1930) Rating: 95/100 -—————→Great Film
That Night’s Wife (1930) Rating: 75/100
Tokyo Chorus (1931) Rating: 100/100 UNDERRATED MASTERPIECE
I Was Born But … (1932) Rating: 100/100 -————————————————————————→MASTERPIECE
Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth? (1932) Rating: 60/100
Woman of Tokyo (1933) Rating: 80/100
Dragnet Girl (1933) Rating: 85/100
Passing Fancy (1933) Rating: 100/100 -———————————————————————————→MASTERPIECE
A Mother Should Be Loved (1934) Rating: 80/100
A Story of Floating Weeds (1934) Rating: 100/100 -———————————————————>MASTERPIECE
Kagamijishi (1935) Rating: 85/100
An Inn in Tokyo (1935) Rating: 100/100 -———————————————>MASTERPIECE
The Only Son (1936) Rating: 100/100 -—————————————————————————————————————→MASTERPIECE
What Did the Lady Forget? (1937) Rating: 95/100
Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (1941) Rating: 90/100
There Was a Father (1942) Rating: 100/100 -—————————————————>MASTERPIECE
Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947) 100/100 -—————————————> MASTERPIECE
A Hen in the Wind (1948) 60/100
Late Spring (1949) 100/100 -——————————————————————>MASTERPIECE
Munekata Sisters (1950) 75/100
Early Summer (1951) 100/100 -—————————————————————————>MASTERPIECE
The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice (1952) 90/100
Tokyo Story (1953) 100/100 -——————————————————————>MASTERPIECE
Early Spring (1956) 90/100
Tokyo Twilight (1957) 95/100
Equinox Flower (1958) 95/100
Good Morning (1959) 90/100
Floating Weeds (1959) 100/100
Late Autumn (1960) 70/100
The End of Summer (1961) 100/100
An Autumn Afternoon (1962) 100/100

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