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    E–book Ugetsu Rutgers Films in Print author Kenji Mizoguchi The imagination of modern man is stimulated by the contact withthe 18th century writer Ueda Akinari and his mysterious tales inThis story has been derivedfrom these imaginationsFor Halloween I thought it would be good to go over some movies trading on themes associated with the season I can't remember when I first watched it but this movie has always interested me because it is a ghost story that is not interested in the

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    Review Ugetsu Rutgers Films in Print E–book Ugetsu Rutgers Films in Print author Kenji Mizoguchi ''This loveThis love of oursHas driven me to madness''In 16th Century Japan Potter Genjurô and Tobei set out with their wives in search of wealth and military glory Two parallel tales ensue when the men are lured from their wives Genjurô by the ghostly charm of Lady Wakasa and Tobei by the dream of being a fame

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Ugetsu Rutgers Films in PrintArd winning translations of Ueda Akinari s The Reed Choked House and A Serpent s Lust tales adapted by Mizoguchi in Ugetsu Monogatari Video lectures on Ugetsu Monogatari and Oyu sama iven by Tony Rayns an expert on the cinema of the Far East are included in this editionOverall Ugetsu Monogatari is a story which teaches us the futility of war of harbouring "illusions or aspirations upon becoming something we are not It shows how our dreams and material lusts can be "or aspirations upon becoming something we are not It shows how our dreams and material lusts can be downfall of men and the women in our lives are left to pick up the broken pieces when things o wrong Ghosts are as real as me or you and the film strives to blend the two Worlds together which in turn become A COMPLIMENT THE MATERIAL AND IMMATERIAL compliment The material and immaterial in a way that transcends any realm our physical senses can perceive In this World aspects such as love hosts belief and the mystery of our hearts and dreams cannot fully be explained by science or words Kenji Mizoguchi captures upon film something that has not been recorded or seen in art writing or other mediums for a long stretch of time In this regard he has created a masterpiece Ugetsu Monogatari is a hostly reminder of how haunting poetry and storytelling can be when adapted into film This is real yet mysterious and otherworldly A triumph I am at your side Your delusion has come to an end The imagination of modern man is stimulated by the contact withthe 18th century writer Ueda Akinari and his mysterious tales inThis story has been derivedfrom these imaginationsFor Halloween I thought it would be ood to Red November: Inside the Secret U.S.-Soviet Submarine War go over some movies trading on themes associated with the season I can t remember when I first watched it but this movie has always interested me because it is ahost story that is not interested in the standard spooky trope but wants to impart a deeper message This is because spooky trope but wants to impart a deeper message This is because its director Kenji Mizoguchi and his proto feminist themes found in his work He s adapting two stories from Ueda Akinari s Tales of Moonlight and Rain Guy de Maupassant s short story D cor known in English as How He Got The Legion of Honor The basic principal of this movie and Mizoguchi s work as a whole is that Men s selfish ambitions tend to lead towards the suffering of the women around them The story s setting at the end of the Sengoku era was to be a not to subtle reference to the fact that the movie was released in 1953 barely 7 years after the end of WWII The militaristic violence and chaos of those years was reflected in the marauding rampaging solders that occupy the film The male protagonists manage to pursue their obsessions but the women are made to fend precariously for themselves in a world that sees them as objects than humans Throughout this the supernatural is at work view spoilerThe hosts in this film are not the antagonists but the victims of human cruelty and indifference hide spoile. Ing to return to her soon and Tobei in his keenness to follow the samurai abandons his wife Ohama Meanwhile a wealthy noblewoman the Lady Wakasa shows an interest in Genjuro's pots and invites him to her mansio. Ld Ugetsu monogatari is a treasure house of richly adorning imagery energetic heightened performances with effective development all woven and kept together by the presence of acting sublimity via Kyo Machiko and Mori MasayukiThe theme of the individual s confrontation with a chaotic feudal society set in 16th Century Japan might be expected to yield a lossy historical rendering or perhaps realism laced with political implications with near documentary resonance yet pleasingly Mizoguchi s approach is totally different hereHe connects with his material on several levels Realistic aesthetic religious and mystical He successfully and uniuely weaves together a hefty palette of styles and themesTo begin with there are two realities The natural World comprising of War and chaos Then there is this Supernatural World thriving with hosts and pale apparitions This duality calls forth a range of expressive devices in similar contrast moving back and forth between unvarnished realism and highly stylised lyricism Some of the resulting scenes could stand by themselves as proof of Director Mizoguchi s mastery in this difficult art of shifting and intersecting perspectives It s fairly obvious he is richest and at his best using crucial techniues The long take for which is work is famous The long shot The pan The dissolve and low work is famous The long shot The pan The dissolve and low photography To these might be added a special felicity of camera movement the fluid lide from one segment to the next resulting in a pleasing control of the effects regarding pictorial compositionMany would characterize Ugetsu as a work of visual poetry While Genjuro s tale is what I would call the main underlining light the film is enriched and complimented by another aspect This aspect is about Tobei and his wife who are Genjuro s neighbours in the hamlet Craving military lory "Tobei Resorts To Ignominious Behaviour "resorts to ignominious behaviour his pursuit of itCircumstances do not bode well for any of the main characters thus I believe that surely the film should be seen as a timeless fable of the folly of War and iving into the lustful natures that pollute and overrun our fantasies The wives are the ones who suffer most when their husbands are seduced by wealth lust and lory The story is suffused with Buddhist notions Existence is suffering the cause of suffering is desire everything is transient Perhaps the film s serene ending suggests transcendence peaceful acceptance or possible enlightenment It is open to interpretation and discussion from audiencesGenjuro s story in the film is inspired by and discussion from audiencesGenjuro s story in the film is inspired by of the nine short stories in Akinari Ueda s 1776 book Ugetsu monogatari translated as Tales of Moonlight and Rain Tobei s story in the movie is inspired by a short story by Guy de Maupassant The box set includes a 64 page booklet featuring writing by Keiko I McDonald author of Mizoguchi and editor of Ugetsu and aw. O become a samurai Their village is sacked by the marauding armies but Genjuro's kiln miraculously survives and they and their wives head for the city However Genjuro soon sends his wife Miyagi back home promis. The screenplay is presented beautifully with a lot of very high uality stills tastefully interspersed The supplementary material was also mostly very interesting to me especially the dictatorial Mizoguchi letter od I d kill for such harshly acute and enuinely constructive criticism although the essays and excerpts provided lacked the DEEP DIVE type analysis I remained hungry for An easy 5 stars regardless for such a wonderful copy of the script the aforementioned letter and the inclusion of a sampling of the film s contemporary Japanese American and European reviews which are all uite dated in style and substance but all the critically illuminating for it This loveThis love of oursHas driven me to madness In 16th Century Japan Potter Genjur and Tobei set out with their wives in search of wealth and military lory Two parallel tales ensue when the men are lured from their wives Genjur by the An Audience of Artists: Dada, Neo-Dada, and the Emergence of Abstract Expressionism ghostly charm of Lady Wakasa and Tobei by the dream of being a famedreat SamuraiMasayuki Mori Genjur A review of film and story 7 years ago on 10 July 2010 2338 Ugetsu is a 1953 Japanese film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi Set in 16th century Japan it stars Masayuki Mori and Machiko Ky and is inspired by short stories by Ueda Akinari and Guy de Maupassant It is one of Mizoguchi s most celebrated films regarded by critics as a masterwork of Japanese cinema a definitive piece during Japan s Golden Age of FilmThe film s original Japanese title is Ugetsu monogatari which means Tales of the Moon and Rain sometimes translated as Tales of Moonlight and Rain or Tales Of The Pale And Silvery Moon After The RainSimilarly to Akira s Rashomon1951 Kenji s Ugetsu monogatari released 1953 is one of the rarities among Japanese films to ain international recognition s Rashomon1951 Kenji s Ugetsu monogatari released 1953 is one of the rarities among Japanese films to ain international recognition upon its release didn t savour such a positive response as arnered later in time In Japan upon release for instance attracted little attention from audiences A year before Mizoguchi s Saikaku Ichidai Onna released 1952 which I will be seeing very soon was being claimed as a masterpiece We can only blame the climate of the film Industry of Japan during this periodBecause uite frankly Ugetsu monogatari is the definitive masterpiece with it s timeless storytelling and chilling vision This is perhaps the pinnacle of perfection from a bygone age of beautiful film making inspiring many psychological supernatural stories to follow in Western and Asian cinemaSo why is Ugetsu monogatari a masterpiece Well like Rashomon and Tora no O its starting point is a period of civil war and the experiences and mishaps of individuals living in a state of violence and upheaval although at the same time combining pure folklore with this reality The result is a strange and beautiful work where hosts friendly and vengeful mystical signs and enigmatic rituals co exist in a material wor. In the civil wars of 16th century Japan two ambitious peasants want to make their fortunes The potter Genjuro intends to sell his wares for vast profits in the local city while his brother in law Tobei wishes ,


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