Limitless Cinema in Broken English

June 17, 2009

TOWN OF EVENING CALM, COUNTRY OF CHERRY BLOSSOMS IS THE WINNER

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 9:37 pm

My poll 58 ended with six votes. Thanks very much to everyone who participated in it. Here is the result:

THESE LIVE-ACTION FILMS/TV SERIES ARE ADAPTED FROM COMIC BOOKS. WHICH ONES DO YOU LIKE?

1.TOWN OF EVENING CALM, COUNTRY OF CHERRY BLOSSOMS (2007, Kiyoshi Sasabe, from Fumiyo Kono)

It got 3 votes, or 50 %.

2.THE PUNISHER (2004, Jonathan Hensleigh)

It got 2 votes, or 33 %.

3.AMBROSIA (2005, Tadafumi Ito, from Kazuo Umezu)

+ANTIQUE (2008, Min Kyu-dong, from Fumi Yoshinaga)

+BUG’S HOUSE (2005, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, from Kazuo Umezu)

+DEATH NOTE (2005, Shusuke Kaneko, from Tsugumi Oba + Takeshi Obata)

+ELEKTRA (2005, Rob Bowman, from Frank Miller)

+FLASH GORDON (1980, Mike Hodges, from Alex Raymond)

+HOTEL HIBISCUS (2002, Yuji Nakae, from Miko Nakasone)

+NANA (2005, Kentaro Otani, from Ai Yazawa)

+THE PUNISHER (1989, Mark Goldblatt)

+SUKEBAN DEKA II (1985, TV series, from Shinji Wada)

+20TH CENTURY BOYS: CHAPTER TWO — THE LAST HOPE (2009, Yukihiko Tsutsumi, from Naoki Urasawa)

Each of them got 1 vote, or 16 %.

14.CONSTANTINE (2005, Francis Lawrence, from Jamie Delano and Garth Ennis)

+HONEY & CLOVER (2006, Masahiro Takada, from Chika Umino)

+IMMORTEL (AD VITAM) (2004, Enki Bilal, from Enki Bilal)

+KITARO (2007, Katsuhide Motoki, from Shigeru Mizuki)

+200 POUNDS BEAUTY (2006, Kim Yong-hwa, from Yumiko Suzuki)

+WONDER WOMAN (1976-1979, TV series)

+X-MEN 2 (2003, Bryan Singer)

Each of them got 0 vote.

I’m very glad that TOWN OF EVENING CALM, COUNTRY OF CHERRY BLOSSOMS won the most votes. I think this film is very touching and deals with delicate feelings, which makes it different from most comic-adapted films which deal with “action”, instead of “delicate feelings”.

I also like “the passage of time” in TOWN OF EVENING CALM, COUNTRY OF CHERRY BLOSSOMS very much. It reminds me of the passage of time in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (1986, Terry Hughes, A).
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TOWN OF EVENING CALM, COUNTRY OF CHERRY BLOSSOMS deals with the effect of atomic bomb on Hiroshima. I think this film should be screened with THE FACE OF JIZO (2004, Kazuo Kuroki, A+++++) and WOMEN IN THE MIRROR (2002, Yoshishige Yoshida, A+++++).

You can read a review of this comic book here:
http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2008/04/20/town-of-evening-calm-country-of-cherry-blossoms-review/

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