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The Resource Toru Takemitsu, Sony Classical Film & Video ; Alternate Current, Les Films d'Ici, NHK, LaSept/Arte present ; directed by Charlotte Zwerin ; produced by Margaret Smilow ; coproduced by Peter Grilli

Toru Takemitsu, Sony Classical Film & Video ; Alternate Current, Les Films d'Ici, NHK, LaSept/Arte present ; directed by Charlotte Zwerin ; produced by Margaret Smilow ; coproduced by Peter Grilli

Label
Toru Takemitsu
Title
Toru Takemitsu
Statement of responsibility
Sony Classical Film & Video ; Alternate Current, Les Films d'Ici, NHK, LaSept/Arte present ; directed by Charlotte Zwerin ; produced by Margaret Smilow ; coproduced by Peter Grilli
Contributor
Cinematographer
Commentator
Composer
Film director
Film distributor
Film editor
Film producer
Interviewee
Interviewer
Presenter
Production company
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
Summary
Tōru Takemitsu (1930-1996), well-known Japanese composer, wrote the scores for some of the most celebrated, seminal works of Japan's New Wave movement, and collaborated with Akira Kurosawa, Nagisa Oshima, Masahiro Shinoda, and Hiroshi Teshigahara--some very obsessive directors. Takemitsu emphasized the sound, images, and textures of natural living things, as he scored power struggles, paranoia, fractured family relations, and the two big subjects that often dominate the films his work accompanies: murder and suicide. Takemitsu's scores feature Japanese instruments and musical concepts, but he also used musician's performance techniques, engineering tweaks, and sometimes specific sound effects, which were performed, recorded, and edited into sharp musical statements for Japanese films that addressed issues heretofore rarely depicted in Japanese cinema. Interviews with Takemitsu, Teshigahara, Shinoda, Kobayashi and Oshima are illustrated with copious clips from their films
Member of
Cataloging source
UNL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Toyomichi Kurita ; editing, Bernadine Colish and Charlotte Zwerin ; original music, Toru Takemitsu ; translations, Linda Hoaglund and Sonoko Aoyagi Bowers
Language note
In Japanese with English subtitles, and occasional English
LC call number
ML410.T134
LC item number
T67 2007
PerformerNote
Interviews conducted by Peter Grilli; commentators/interviewees, Hiroshi Teshigahara, Masaki Kobayashi, Masahiro Shinoda, Nagisa Oshima, Donald Richie; featured musicians, Sumire Yoshihara, Junko Arase, Yasunori Yamaguchi, Teruo Furuya, Teiko Kikuchi, Aki Takahashi, Yukio Tanaka, Seiko Miyazaki
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1916-1996
  • 1931-
  • 1932-2013
  • 1924-2013
  • 1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Takemitsu, Tōru
  • Zwerin, Charlotte
  • Grilli, Peter
  • Smilow, Margaret
  • Teshigahara, Hiroshi
  • Kobayashi, Masaki
  • Shinoda, Masahiro
  • Ōshima, Nagisa
  • Richie, Donald
  • Kurita, Toyomichi
  • Colish, Bernadine
  • Hoaglund, Linda
  • Aoyagi Bowers, Sonoko
  • Sony Classical Film & Video
  • Alternate Current (Firm)
  • Films d'ici (Firm)
  • Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai
  • Sept/Arte (Firm)
  • Kultur International Films
Runtime
58
Series statement
Music for the movies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Takemitsu, Tōru
  • Film composers
  • Composers
  • Motion picture music
  • Motion picture music
  • Motion picture music
  • Music rehearsals
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Takemitsu, Tōru
  • Composers
  • Film composers
  • Motion picture music
  • Motion picture music
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Music rehearsals
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Toru Takemitsu, Sony Classical Film & Video ; Alternate Current, Les Films d'Ici, NHK, LaSept/Arte present ; directed by Charlotte Zwerin ; produced by Margaret Smilow ; coproduced by Peter Grilli
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Originally produced as a documentary motion picture in 1994
  • Duration: 58 min
Accompanying material
1 leaf (unnumbered 1 page : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening -- Empire of Passion -- Writing music for films -- Dodes'kaden -- Japan's new wave -- Pitfall -- Double Suicide -- Ran -- Face of Another -- Love -- Woman in the Dunes -- Kwaidan -- Japanese instruments in film -- Youth of Japan -- Tokyo Trials -- Black Rain -- Dream Window -- Under the Cherry Blossoms -- Himatsuri -- Credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (58 min.)
Isbn
9780769785912
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032031417991
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
D4179
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)174128399
  • (OCoLC)ocn174128399
System details
DVD ; NTSC format, region 1 ; aspect ratio 4:3 ; Dolby digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Toru Takemitsu, Sony Classical Film & Video ; Alternate Current, Les Films d'Ici, NHK, LaSept/Arte present ; directed by Charlotte Zwerin ; produced by Margaret Smilow ; coproduced by Peter Grilli
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Originally produced as a documentary motion picture in 1994
  • Duration: 58 min
Accompanying material
1 leaf (unnumbered 1 page : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening -- Empire of Passion -- Writing music for films -- Dodes'kaden -- Japan's new wave -- Pitfall -- Double Suicide -- Ran -- Face of Another -- Love -- Woman in the Dunes -- Kwaidan -- Japanese instruments in film -- Youth of Japan -- Tokyo Trials -- Black Rain -- Dream Window -- Under the Cherry Blossoms -- Himatsuri -- Credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (58 min.)
Isbn
9780769785912
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032031417991
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
D4179
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)174128399
  • (OCoLC)ocn174128399
System details
DVD ; NTSC format, region 1 ; aspect ratio 4:3 ; Dolby digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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