Prepare to wipe those tears! This episode has us looking at a golden classic of post-war (1954 was the film’s year of release, to be exact) Japanese cinema, Keisuke Kinoshita’s Twenty-Four Eyes. Is the film still deserving the honor of having beat its peers, including Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, for several prestigious film awards or is it just a product of its time? Find out as we look more closely at one of the most beloved films in Japanese history.
Also included in this episode is a quirky letter from an old friend of the show, the beginnings of our new B-Boy theme song, and the usual film-related talk and tomfoolery.
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About The Author
Jon Jung (aka “Coffin Jon”) is the producer and host of the VCinema podcast and editor-in-chief of the VCinema blog. He is an avid movie fan who specializes in Japanese cinema, but enjoys everything from artsy high-brow to mega-billion blockbusters to straight-to-video turds. As an Asian-American, he got the best of all cinematic worlds as a child by receiving mega-doses of Ozu, Bruce Lee, Kamen Rider, and American drive-in movies in addition to a steady diet of punk rock, Japanese literature, and Buddhism. He spent six years in Japan as an English teacher and translator. In 2004, he returned to the United States to complete his Masters in Language Education and continue his career as a language educator and cultural anthropologist with a focus on language policy and language shift. Jon is a former Myrle Clark Award recipient for excellence in creative writing and has contributed to World Film Locations: Tokyo (Intellect, 2011).