ICE-Vision: Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters (Paul Schrader, 1985)
Thursday, February 25 at 8 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150
Film Studies major Will Stephenson continues ICE’s informal weekly series, selecting a variety of world cinema classics and subcultural curiosities.
“In Paul Schrader’s unusual biopic, Ken Ogata stars as Yukio Mishima, perhaps the most celebrated Japanese novelist of the last five decades. Originally titled Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters, the film is neatly divided into a quartet of acts, and the screenplay does not flinch in its depiction of Mishima’s hyperactive life. Among the many neat directorial touches is the decision to offer the narrative in black-and-white, while depicting scenes from Mishima’s novels in vibrant color.”
-All Movie Guide