Posted in Movies, tagged asano, Asian Cinema, china, infernal affairs, japan, korea, last life in the universe, takeshi, thailand, zatoichi on August 14, 2008|
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It’s always a daunting prospect discovering a new type of Cinema, the world can be a confusing place when you are being recommended things to watch left, right and centre or you just don’t have a clue as to what to watch. Trust me I’ve been there, so I’ve decided to write a little guide for anyone wanting to expand their tastes.
I should really make it clear that when I say Asian I mean East Asian (Japan, China, Korea, Thailand etc.) and not Southern Asian (India, Bangladesh, Iran etc.). Also, I really want you the reader to view this as a more open subject. If you really think a piece of Cinema is important enough for others to view let us all know.
In part one I’m going to introduce a few “entrance” movies. Nothing too violent, nothing too obscure and most importantly a good representation of culture. Aww here goes:
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Posted in Music, tagged boris, eastern youth, japan, japanese music, jazz, math rock, mirror, mono, post rock, special others on June 20, 2008|
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I like music. I listen to a lot of music. I also like Japanese cinema (a long with others) so some people automatically assume I am in fact a Japanophile. I am not. I don’t know or care about the latest Gackt album or what Ayumi does these days, so whenever anyone asks for some J-Pop or J-Rock recommendations I like to rattle off a list of, rather pretentious, bands that are the best thing to come out Japan musically. Today I share them with you, maybe together we can rid of horrible music…
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