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Learning Hou Part 1: ‘Goodbye South, Goodbye’

29 January 2015 8:21 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 

Goodbye South, Goodbye

Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien

Written by Chu T’ien-wen

Taiwan, 1996

Up until now, I’d never seen a film by Hou Hsiao-hsien, who is considered a true master of the cinematic arts. Despite his critical notoriety, Hou is not well-known in the United States where he has received frustratingly little distribution. Jonathan Rosenbaum, one of Hou’s most ardent supporters, wrote about this in a recent issue of Cinema Scope, lamenting that some of Hou’s best films are not available on DVD at all and the ones that are have abysmal transfers. The Puppetmaster(1993), which I planned on watching for this project, is only available in a pan-and-scan edition. I couldn’t bring myself to view it under such conditions, especially for my very first exposure to him. Instead, I opted for the film Cahiers du Cinema called one of the three best of the 90’s: Goodbye South, »

- Jae K. Renfrow

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Criterion Preps Yasujiro Ozu Boxset, And Films From Jean-Pierre Melville & Carol Reed For April

15 January 2015 3:21 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Criterion Collection has morality and crime on the mind for their April releases. It's a month that may be short on show-stopping titles, but for anyone looking to dig deeper into the some of the most legendary filmmakers the form has ever seen, this will be a good time to drop some dollars. We'll start over on the Eclipse line, where Yasujiro Ozu has three of his crime flicks collected: "Walk Cheerfully," "That Night's Wife," and "Dragnet Girl." In addition to being a different flavor from his more well known works like "Tokyo Story" and "Late Spring," they are also silent, giving these dramas a different edge. One to seek out if you're feeling adventurous. Meanwhile, Jean-Pierre Melville, the master behind "Le Samourai," "Le Cercle Rouge," and "Bob Le Flambeur," will see his "Le Silence De La Mer" enter the Collection. It will come packaged with interviews and an essay, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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