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Submitted for the Silent Movie fan, a Yasujiro Ozu film without any kind of music track! This played on Turner Classic Movies "Silent Sunday" on September 20, 2020. I find it interesting that that this 1932 film is a Silent movie when other movie studios are making Sound movies, but this is a solid college student tale. A group of less-than-academically-gifted college students manage to "crib note" their way through exams, while having the time of their lives. One is plucked from college by fate, becomes the company President of a trading company, while the others "continue their studies." Gra
This was the first of a three film bundle at Turner Classic Movies last week. Yasujiro Ozu, famed for "setting the camera low in the frame, like an unwanted guest" and sober observations of life in post-World-War-II Japan had a different outlook on life in the 1930'a. (Note: Turn on English subtitles in the menu to "see the dialog".) He also preferred to "stay silent" long after others had converted to the "talkies." The TCM presenter noted that this picaresque look at the working class poor was influenced by German films of the time. Yep, Sonny is a handful, trying his best to keep a nubile