Episode 335 – An Autumn Afternoon

This week, we’re taking an in-depth look at the life and legacy of Ozu Yasujiro, one of Japan’s most famous directors — despite the fact that it’s really only in the last decade and a half of his life that he had the freedom to make the films he wanted to make!


Joo, Woojeong. The Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro: Histories of the EVeryday

Richie, Donald. “Yasujiro Ozu: A Biographical Filmography.” Film Comment 7, No 1 (Spring, 1971)

Richie, Donald. Ozu: His Life and Films.

Bordwell, David. Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema.


An excellent film essay on Ozu’s style.

Roger Ebert talks Ozu for the Criterion Collection

A full shot of the family in Tokyo Story. Note the low-angle tatami shot.

4 thoughts on “Episode 335 – An Autumn Afternoon”

  1. Not everyone suffers from quarantine’s boredom, so please don’t hesitate to provide descriptions.

  2. Hi! Film student here. I happened to come across this episode just before we had Ozu in our film history class. Thank you for including both history-related and information on his style and work-related information. Such a great episode 🙂
    P.S. New fan of the show, thank you for such interesting and well-researched content!

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