Kenji Mizoguchi( Film director)
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Biography Kenji Mizoguchi
Kenji Mizoguchi (1898 - 1956) - director. Put more than 80 movies. In the cinema with 1920. His debut film "The day when the love is returned" (1922). First success brought the film adaptation of Western literature: "813" and "Port in the Fog" (1923). In the movie "Spring whispering paper dolls," "mad passion of the teacher" (1926) addressed the social motives. Created as social problem films "Tokyo March", "Symphony in the City" (1929), "Motherland" (1939). The main theme of creativity Mizoguchi - the clash of traditional life and worldview of modernity, in the center of his films - a woman, her fate. Harsh realism in the depiction of women's fate is inherent in films Mizoguchi "Naniwa Elegy" and "Gionskie Sisters" (1936) - the scenario E. Food, his constant collaborator. Both films - Vertex works prewar Japanese cinema. In the postwar years was finally formed directorial style Mizoguchi. In films is dominated by many general plans taken from one point. The principle of "one scene - one plan" was predetermined in his art and influenced the style of Japanese film. In 50-ies to make a film that entered the golden fund of world cinema: "A woman Saikaku (1952)," Moon in the Fog "(1953, known as" Ugetsu-monogatari ")," Managing Sens "," Tale of Chikamatsu ( 1954), "Ekihi" (1955, first working in color) and other. The latest movie - "Red Light District" (1956) - ironic variation on the theme of woman's love.