Revolvers, Redemption, and Yasujiro Ozus Silent Film Experimentation With Crime Drama

Revolvers, Redemption, and Yasujiro Ozu’s Silent Film Experimentation With Crime Drama

By Michael Curtis Nelson

Like Jean-Luc Godard and other French directors who were later influenced by the American crime film tradition, Japan's own Yasujiro Ozu made the genre his own. 5 May 2015 // 1:10 AM

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