Saturday, January 9, 2010

Favorites of My Favorites #2 -- Takeshi Kitano

I love Kitano's collaboration with his composer Joe Hisaishi.  And he also achieves remarkable results with color, by using it in a minimal but very specific way.  Most of all, I love Kitano's unique sense of rhythm. Along with Hal Hartley and Jim Jarmusch, I find his work to have the most poetic and personal sense of rhythm of any filmmaker working right now.

TAKESHI KITANO (in preferential order)
1.  Fireworks
2.  Kids Return
3.  Kikujiro
4.  Sonatine
5.  Boiling Point
6.  Violent Cop
7.  Scene at the Sea
8.  Dolls
9.  Brother
10.  The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi watched 1/13/10
11.  Getting Any?

Need to re-watch:
The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

Never seen:
Glory to the Filmmaker!
Achilles and the Tortoise

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