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List on iCM

If there's one list I want to complete, it's this one. Well, complete the films that have subtitles. It's my favourite era of cinema. I've seen 58 so far and still have some of the bigger films left to watch (in terms of number of checks). I plan to roughly work on it by most checked films first.

How many have you seen?
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Seen 53. Of the films that you haven't seen my favorite is Dokuritsu gurentai, so I recommend watching that one next.
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I've seen 18.
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I've seen 24 which is more than I thought.

Top 5
Late Spring
Sansho the Bailiff
Children of the Beehive
The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums
Throne of Blood

honorable mentions White Beast and the first half of Japanese Girls at the Harbor.

need to rewatch Seven Samurai
and there's quite a few that look real good on the list.
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They are more than I thought, never even heard of some of them.

I would like to nominate Ani to sono imoto (1939) and/or Tsuki wa noborinu (1955) for next Doubling but, alas, 1 check (themagician) and 0 checks respectively. :pinch:
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seen 70. useful list for reference, but I have no ambition to complete it as I'm not fussed about most of the pre-war Japanese films I've seen. however, late 40s-mid 60s is one of the strongest eras of any country/time.
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157. Not even half way... Need to practice a bit more to reach my goal to be a good magician.

My humble favs with 0 official list (therefore just few checks):

The Naruse's films (some are overrated but a lot of great films):
Tabi yakusha
Shiroi yajû
Ani imôto
Onna doshi
Kafuku kôhen
Kotan no kuchibue
Tsuruhachi and Tsurujiro
Magokoro
Hideko no shashô-san
Fûfu
Iwashigumo

Three Chimizu's films:
Utajo oboegaki
Kanzashi
Ohara Shôsuke-san

And others favs:
Yoru no tsuzumi
Dobu
Orochi
Oatsurae Jirokichi goshi
Gan
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Themagician, I noticed that you removed all the animated shorts from the list. Do you have a list of ones that are available? I'm working through the animated shorts as well now so I thought about putting a list on iCM.
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AdamH on Nov 7 2014, 05:57:11 AM wrote:Themagician, I noticed that you removed all the animated shorts from the list. Do you have a list of ones that are available? I'm working through the animated shorts as well now so I thought about putting a list on iCM.
See "not listed" in the description:

With subs:
Japanese Anime Classic Collection
The Roots of Japanese Anime until the End of WWII (1930 - 1942)

Without subs:
Noburo Ofuji Film Works (1926 - 1956)
Kenzo Masaoka Works (1934-1950)
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Thanks. I'm putting a list together. There are some other than the ones in those collections but not many.

I'm struggling to find all of the Anime Classic Collection on IMDb (they might not all be on there). Found everything from discs one and two. Can't find Dekobo no Jidosha Ryoko (1934) from disc three. Will go through disc four to check as well soon.
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The National Film Archive of Japan has digitised 64 short animated films released between 1917 and 1941 and has made them available online. Viewers can now discover the birth of animated Japanese cinema through these films, the majority of which are in black and white and are often silent, with characters making jerky movements.
Article: https://pen-online.com/culture/vintage- ... scrolled=0
The films: https://animation.filmarchives.jp/en/index.html
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Onderhond wrote: November 5th, 2020, 12:05 pm
The National Film Archive of Japan has digitised 64 short animated films released between 1917 and 1941 and has made them available online. Viewers can now discover the birth of animated Japanese cinema through these films, the majority of which are in black and white and are often silent, with characters making jerky movements.
Article: https://pen-online.com/culture/vintage- ... scrolled=0
The films: https://animation.filmarchives.jp/en/index.html
Great find. Thanks... :thumbsup:
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That link in the OP does not seem to work because he changed the name of the list, but this one does now:

https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/japa ... emagician/
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