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Intertitle of the Week: Big in Japan

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on December 28, 2008 by dcairns


I’m excited about watching Ozu’s DRAGNET GIRL because it’s an unusual subject for him, and because it’s influenced by josef Von Sternberg’s crime films of the ’20s. Since Sternberg’s THE DRAGNET is apparently a lost film, looking at Ozu’s response to it may be as close as one can get to recapturing the experience of seeing it.

This intertitle apparently translates as “Joji, why don’t you train again?”