Orochi & 90th Anniversary of Shozo Makino’s Death: Remembering His Success
“A film also praised as the best Chambara movie in the history of Japanese cinema. The original star of period drama, Matsunosuke Onoe’s movements were minimalistic, incorporating the original movements of the
Kabuki style where the enemy collapsed as the actor struck a dramatic pose. In contrast, Tsumasaburo Bando incorporated movements that were much more intense. This resulted in more mobile shots, upending the film’s landscape. The sword fighting scenes went over 5,000 feet; in a time where there were no cranes, it is said that
scenes with a bird’s-eye view had to be shot from over the footing set on the truck bed.
Executive Producer: Shozo Makino
90th Anniversary of Shozo Makino’s Death: Remembering His Success
Supervised by Director Sadao Nakajima, who is a central figure in underpinning a generation of Japanese cinema. For the event, Nakajima has appointed young Yoshimoto comedians who appeared in his period drama which was 20 years in the making, "LOVE'S TWISTING PATH". Nakajima will talk about the character and success of the father of Japanese cinema, while showing Chambara, which brought us Shozo Makino.
Supervisor: Sadao Nakajima
Tate Instruction: Mitsuhiko Seike
Attendees: Yoshimoto Chambara Performers, Toei Tsurugikai