Kon Ichikawa
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Fires on the Plain: I’ll Go On
10 May 2007 // 4:59 PM

More than any political or social reading, what Fires on the Plain is really about is life in extremis -- life on the border of death.


'The Makioka Sisters': The Art of Balancing Personal Aspirations with Familial Obligations
28 Jul 2011 // 3:59 PM

This understated film follows the spats and tensions in the Makioka family as they try to find husbands for the two remaining single sisters.

The Burmese Harp (Biruma no tategoto) (1956)
16 Apr 2007 // 4:59 PM

The film's awareness lies behind much of the action, to give it a gravity and power that offers hope without denying the potentially hopeless psychological brutality of war.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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