Category Archives: my favorite films

re “Under the Sun” (a film about North Korea)

    Three years ago (it seems like yesterday), I saw a film at the Film Forum in Manhattan: Under the Sun, a documentary film about North Korea. Such a film would be pretty much unavailable in movie theaters outside … Continue reading

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Sunday morning; “The Red Pony”

    Good morning, Scott. It’s 7:22 a.m. I’m following the foot philosophy and am going to Manhattan to take the ferry again. I’m not sure why. I saw “Ex Libris,” the Frederick Wiseman film about the New York Public … Continue reading

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on aesthetic and cultural appreciation of literature and film; my favorite directors (小津安二郎は日本の映画監督・脚本家)

      以下、このエッセイの日本語への翻訳の一部を参照してください。 (Japanese translation of my comments regarding the director Yasujirō Ozu is appended below.)     *****************************************************   on aesthetic and cultural appreciation of literature and film; my favorite directors (小津安二郎は日本の映画監督・脚本家) by Roger W. Smith     I … Continue reading

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