literal movie posters

In Yasujiro Ozu’s Dragnet Girl (1933), the influence of American gangster films is spelled out, literally, in the English movie posters, signs, and handbills that paper the sets, as well as in the pulsing spectacle of jazz bands, dance halls, boxing gyms, fedoras, pin-stripe suits, and bias-cut evening gowns. Ozu both acknowledges his own debt to Hollywood and suggests the way his characters’ lives, their hearts and minds, have been infiltrated by western pop culture. Dazzlingly stylized, spirited and kinetic, Dragnet Girl is also an intimate, compassionate study of young people caught in the cultural cross fire. For all its snappy and whimsical homages to Warner Brothers gangster flicks, this is still an Ozu film, ending not with gunshots or kisses but with a still life in an empty room.

Dark Passages: Exile at Home

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My final: theoretically adapting The Umbrella Academy into a major film.

(Aka When 15 year old emo trash grows up to be a successful 22 year old Media and Filmmaking major.)

Me, presenting to class: “So my film will already have a fan base outside of the graphic novel fandom-”

Professor: “How?”

Me: “….Okay I was trying to avoid this ….but how many of you remember My Chemical Romance?”

*collective groaning*

*three secret past emos smiling*