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Yasujirô Ozu (1903–1963)

Tokyo-born Yasujiro Ozu was a movie buff from childhood, often playing hooky from school in order to see Hollywood movies in his local theatre. In 1923 he landed a job as a camera assistant at Shochiku Studios in Tokyo. Three years later, he was made an assistant director and directed his first film the next year, Blade of Penitence (1927). Ozu ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 60) in Tokyo, Japan

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Alternate Names:

Shuutarou Komiya | James Maki | Ernst Schwartz | Yasujiro

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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About this time [late 1950s], CinemaScope was getting popular. I wanted to have nothing to do with it, and consequently I shot more close-ups and used shorter shots. See more »

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Remained single and childless all of his life and lived alone with his mother, who died less than two years before his own death. See more »

Trademark:

Recurring theme of changes in post-war Japanese family and society (Tokyo Story (1953), Floating Weeds (1959)). See more »

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