Tokyo Drifter (1966)
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Tokyo Drifter stands with Branded to Kill as one of the best-known and most acclaimed films of Seijun Suzuki, one of Japan's most talented maverick directors. A colorful riot of an action drama, Tokyo Drifter, like many of Suzuki's films, transforms a standard gangster film plot into a vehicle for his own loopy brand of filmmaking, featuring gorgeous cinematography, unconventional storytelling techniques, and a dark sense of humor. This particular example centers on Tetsu, a yakuza member who,
Apr 10, 1966 Wide
Feb 23, 1999
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A 1966 yakuza gangster thriller with a pop-art look by the formidable B-movie director Seijun Suzuki.
...plays like a mix of spaghetti western and samurai melodrama relocated to the pop-art splendor of 1960s Japan...
It's the camera trickery and the playful art direction that send up the entire image of the badass yakuza to begin with.
A falta de coesão narrativa é mais do que compensada pelo visual marcante concebido por Suzuki, que cria uma fantasia psicodélica através da direção de arte estilizada, da fotografia com cores marcantes e da música-tema repetida continuamente.
magine what a yakuza thriller might look like if it were codirected by Jean-Luc Godard and John Woo, adding a little Sergio Leone and Jean-Pierre Melville, then multiplied by 10.
Narrative common sense is abandoned for fractured, highly satisfying storytelling.
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