Monday, June 18, 2007

Movies You Haven't Seen But Should: Mishima, a Life In Four Chapters

Only things we have to say:
1. It's directed by Paul Schrader
2. It's soundtrack is by Philip Glass
3. It's about the weird life of Yukio Mishima (the gay novelist, bodybuilder, and right wing fanatic who unsuccessfully tried to insight a coup, but ended up committing seppuku)
4. It's brilliant
From the IMDB:
A fictionalized account in four segments of the life of Japan's celebrated twentieth-century author Yukio Mishima. Three of the segments parallel events in Mishima's life with his novels (The Temple of the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji), Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses), while the fourth depicts 25 November 1970, "The Last Day"...

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