Good Morning: Criterion Collection

July 31, 2017

From its whimsical score playing over the opening credits, Good Morning (1959) establishes a playful tone – something that was atypical of the work of Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu, known mostly for serious dramas like Tokyo Story (1953). Yet to dismiss... 

The Only Son/There Was a Father: Two Films by Yasujiro Ozu: Criterion Collection

July 13, 2010

By 1936, Yasujiro Ozu had directed 30 silent films. The Only Son (1936) was his first talkie – a business move on the part of the studio that had wanted the director to stop making silent films for years. Ozu created friction with the studio when he...