Noriko Smiling by Adam Mars-Jones

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...despite his ethical seriousness, Mars-Jones's tone is talkative, at times even flippant. The effect is not to undermine his insights but to ground them.
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'Late Spring, directed and co-written by Yasujiro Ozu, was released in 1949, which makes it an old film, or a film that has been new for a long time...' So begins this remarkable essay in narrative reconstruction, which elicits a world of meanings from the reticences of one classic Japanese movie, and reserves to the very end a resolution of its mystery. Adam Mars-Jones gives a virtuoso comeback performance as that lost figure from the earl days of cinema: the film explainer. There has never been a film book like this one.
 

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Published September 1, 2011 by Notting Hill Editions.
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Fiction
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Reviewed by Leo Robson on Jan 07 2012

...despite his ethical seriousness, Mars-Jones's tone is talkative, at times even flippant. The effect is not to undermine his insights but to ground them.

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