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Michael Kerpan
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Re: Passages

#7851 Post by Michael Kerpan » Tue May 14, 2019 11:26 am

Someday, maybe some distributor will discover Ichikawa's satirical films...

Sadly, lots of important Kyo performances (for Ichikawa, Masumura and Yoshimura, among others) never have been available on subbed home video (of any format) or are long out of print.

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#7852 Post by Buttery Jeb » Tue May 14, 2019 12:35 pm


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#7853 Post by bearcuborg » Tue May 14, 2019 1:12 pm

I’ve always been a huge fan. He was probably responsible for a good 25% of my laughs while growing up...

The local Philly MeTV station has a pretty solid lineup of Hogan’s Heroes and Carol Burnett, and both hold up exceptionally well.

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#7854 Post by Michael Kerpan » Tue May 14, 2019 2:07 pm

For those with Facebook access -- a look at Machiko Kyo, intrepid girl detective/reporter, in Ichikawa's The Hole: https://www.facebook.com/michael.e.kerp ... 1081149737

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#7855 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue May 14, 2019 4:31 pm

bearcuborg wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 1:12 pm
I’ve always been a huge fan. He was probably responsible for a good 25% of my laughs while growing up...
Yeah, this goes double for me. This is a clip from the show. It's a classic. When I was eleven or so I heard my mother screaming with laughter. After a couple of minutes I went to find out what was so funny. She said she just watched one of the funniest things she's ever seen and told me about how funny Tim Conway was playing a dentist. Eventually, I got to see a rerun of it. And oh boy I had the same reaction. I couldn't stop laughing and to this day I still chuckle even though I've seen it many times since. Poor Harvey Korman had no shot.

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#7856 Post by tarpilot » Tue May 14, 2019 4:59 pm

Still had it (almost) till the very end, too, giving maybe my favourite 30 Rock guest performance as the TV vet whose progressively filthier reminiscences about the good ol' days unnerve Jack McBrayer's Kenneth to the point of career-affirming epiphany

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#7857 Post by hearthesilence » Thu May 16, 2019 1:47 pm

Michael Kerpan wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 9:23 am
Machiko Kyo (1924-2019)

Kyo always seems young in my eyes -- because she pretty much ended her movie career in the 1960s. Although she worked in television until the 1980s, I never saw anything she did in this period. In addition to her most famous roles in Mizoguchi (Ugetsu, Princess Yang Kwei Fei, Street of Shame), Kurosawa (Rashomon), Ozu (Floating Weeds), I loved her as a Nancy Drew-ish cub reporter in Ichikawa's The Hole. Some obituaries:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... 95-1210433

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2019 ... at-95.html

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20 ... et/088000c
Completely missed this, but I saw Rashomon again recently and what a performance. It's the kind of role that's almost a gift to an actor, where you get to play different versions of ostensibly the same person, and she really makes the most of it.

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Re: Passages

#7858 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri May 17, 2019 1:23 pm

After Domino once speculated that we perhaps didn't need a threadsplit for Aretha Franklin's passing since it might not garner too many posts, I'm thrilled to inform all of you that discussion of Grumpy Cat's untimely demise has been moved here.

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#7859 Post by Fred Holywell » Fri May 17, 2019 1:47 pm


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Re: Passages

#7860 Post by The Pachyderminator » Fri May 17, 2019 8:09 pm

Huh, I've been going around with the vague assumption that Wouk has been dead for years. In addition to The Caine Mutiny, I really like The Winds of War and War & Remembrance, and I even have a soft spot for The City Boy.

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