Yomota Inuhiko
  • Yomota Inuhiko 
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Critic and scholar in fields ranging from film and literature to music, cooking, and cities. Received his master’s degree in comparative literature from the University of Tokyo. Has been a guest professor or researcher at Konkuk University in Seoul, Columbia University, the University of Bologna, Tel Aviv University, and elsewhere, a lecturer at Tōyō University, and a professor at Meiji Gakuin University, teaching film history and comparative literature. Author of numerous works, including Ōshima Nagisa to Nihon (Ōshima Nagisa and Japan) and Ruisu Bunyueru (Luis Buñuel), and translator of works by Edward Said, Mahmoud Darwish, and Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Takakura Ken and Sugawara Bunta: Male-Male Bonds on the Silver Screen2015.01.14

Deaths in Japan often come in pairs. This phenomenon is especially frequent in the case of two people operating in extremely great proximity who highlight each other with their sharply contrasting personalities. When one of them dies, the other follows, almost as if being drawn to the grave by the death of the first. This happened, for example, with the filmmakers Wakamatsu Kōji and Ōshima Nagis…
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