Tokyo Story. Ozu and screenwriter Kōgo Noda wrote the script in 103 days and loosely based it on the 1937 American film Make Way for Tomorrow, directed by Leo McCarey. Noda first suggested adapting the film, which Ozu had not yet seen. Ozu used many of the same cast and crew members that he had worked with for years.
Yasujiro Ozu:Tokyo Story. Tokyo Story was followed by eight other films, all of them as masterful, and a group named after the seasons, including Early Spring and An Autumn Afternoon. Each was about the problems of ordinary family life. While their conservative nature made younger more polemical Japanese directors, such as Imamura and Oshima,
Nov 03, 1953 · Ozu’s Tokyo Story is a serene and contemplative look at the breakdown in the relationship between grown children and their elderly parents shortly after World War II.
Nov 09, 2003 · Tokyo Story. From these few elements Yasujiro Ozu made one of the greatest films of all time. “Tokyo Story” (1953) lacks sentimental triggers and contrived emotion; it looks away from moments a lesser movie would have exploited. It doesn’t want to …
Tokyo Story (Criterion Collection #217) (1953) D: Yasujiro Ozu Set in post-war Japan, ‘Tokyo Story’ is a timeless masterpiece with universally recognizable humanity that transcends cultural differences.
Tokyo Story. A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo Story is the crowning achievement of the unparalleled Yasujiro Ozu. The film, which follows an aging couple’s journey to visit their grown children in bustling postwar Tokyo, surveys the rich and complex world of family life with
Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Movie Info. Originally Tokyo Monogatari, Yasujiro Ozu’s Tokyo Story centers on a provincial Japanese family. The elderly parents and youngest daughter journey to Tokyo …
Japanese master Ozu’s profound film about family ties gets a welcome re-release and bears multiple viewings, says Philip French. Derek Malcolm’s century of film Yasujiro Ozu:Tokyo Story.
Yasujirō Ozu. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Yasujirō Ozu (小津 安二郎, Ozu Yasujirō, 12 December 1903 – 12 December 1963) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. He began his career during the era of silent films. Ozu first made a number of short comedies, before turning to more serious themes in the 1930s.