Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
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A bold, dramatic film, shot in three visual styles shifting from a quasi-documentary view of Mishima, Japan's finest postwar author, to black-and-white flashbacks and highly stylized excerpts from his novels. Fascinating and ambitious, Mishima charts the writer''s passionate attempts to make art and life inseparable, leading to his ritualistic suicide. Starring Ken Ogata (Vengeance Is Mine), and featuring music by Philip Glass, cinematography by John Bailey, and the costume and prodution designs o f Eiko Ishioka (Bram Stoker''s Dracula). In Japanese with optional Englis h Paul Schrader---USA---1985---120 mins.

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