Tragedy I

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When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

Tweet Review by Dean Duncan Jun 29, 2015 @deanduncan63

Saw Mikio Naruse’s superb #WhenAWomanAscendstheStairs. Apologizing in advance for these outsized analogies!

#WhenAWomanAscendstheStairs. Reflections on the Marshall Plan. Successful export of Western systems & values? …

… Or a Holocaust, w’ women instead of Jews/Gays/Gypsies now being in danger of  figurative extermination.

#WhenAWomanAscendstheStairs. E. Olmi’s Il Posto gives us post-war economic recovery as complicated, contradictory …

… & finally advantageous. Here prosperity, all the buying & selling of goods & services, is like another, more insidious Hiroshima.

#WhenAWomanAscendstheStairs. Y. Ozu’s Good Morning suggests that small talk is not only a necessary social lubricant …

… but an emblem of deepest feeling. Here, surface civility covers systemic injustice & rampant corruption. Both points proven!