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CAT OF THE DAY 096: THE LIFE OF OHARU

CAT OF THE DAY 096: THE LIFE OF OHARU aka 西鶴一代女 (SAIKAKU ICHIDAI ONNA) (1952) Life for a woman in 17th century Japan, even one from a respectable background, was no bed of roses. Kenji Mizoguchi’s film was adapted from The Life … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 091: THE ADVENTURES OF MILO AND OTIS

CAT OF THE DAY 091: KONEKO MONOGATARI 子猫物語 (aka THE ADVENTURES OF MILO AND OTIS) (1986)  Cute family film, not such a cute behind-the-scenes story. The adventures of Milo, an adorable ginger and white kitty, and Otis, a pug, were originally … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 081: WHISPER OF THE HEART

CAT OF THE DAY 081: WHISPER OF THE HEART (aka 耳をすませば aka MIMI O SUMASEBA) (1995) Yoshifumi Kondo was being groomed as a successor to anime genius Hayao Miyazaki at Studio Ghibli when he suffered a fatal aneurysm at the age of … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 061: HAUSU

CAT OF THE DAY 061: HAUSU (ハウス) (aka HOUSE) (1977) Nobuhiko Obayashi‘s legendary haunted house movie, also known as Hausu, was first released in Japan in 1977 and is a Major Cat Movie. Oshare, miffed at her dad for having … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 041: KURONEKO

CAT OF THE DAY 041: KURONEKO (1968) This Japanese ghost story was written and directed by Shindô Kaneto, a former assistant to Mizoguchi Kenji and probably better known in the west as the writer and director of Onibaba, though he later went … Continue reading

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