One Of God's Own Prototypes

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4 November 1980
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"We have to change the negative things into positive. In
today's Japanese film industry we always say we don't
have enough budget, that people don't go to see the films.
But we can think of it in a positive way, meaning that if
audiences don't go to the cinema we can make any movie
we want. After all, no matter what kind of movie you make
it's never a hit, so we can make a really bold, daring movie.
There are many talented actors and crew, but many Japanese
movies aren't interesting. Many films are made with the image
of what a Japanese film should be like. Some films venture
outside those expectations a little bit, but I feel we should
break them."

-- Takashi Miike

"If by noise you mean uncomfortable sound, then pop music is noise to me."

--Masami Akita

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This is my blog. I write about whatever I feel like writing about. Usually, I feel like writing about Asian films, but not always. I harbor dreams of getting paid to write about Asian Cinema and becoming a Serious Internet Film Blogger, but my current job frequently gets in the way of that.

I used to write the "Asian Invasion" column for PiQ magazine and occasionally contribute feature articles, as well. Then the magazine got cancelled. Crap.

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