Great Shot of the Week

Tokyo Drifter (1966)

Dir. Seijun Suzuki

I must apologize; I am very aware this is the pivotal climactic scene of an amazingly fun film, so as always, approach with caution.  But here is what I feel is Suzuki in a nutshell, and at his finest; a pulp filmmaker who values style over substance at just about every turn, giving his viewer the most satisfying visual trick he can come up with to convey his action.  The color in this film is unparalleled, a true masterpiece of Technicolor decadence.  And the staging, well, apart from maybe a Bava film, there’s nothing quite like the action scenes in Suzuki films.  Enjoy.

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~ by febriblog on December 1, 2009.

One Response to “Great Shot of the Week”

  1. God I love this movie.

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