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- Did you know that there is a ranking of the best assassins of Japan? In the spirit of 1967's Branded To Kill, also by director Suzuki Seijun, comes Pistol Opera. The assassin ranked third is out to kill the first and move herself up the ladder of hierarchy. What follows is drama, action, a mysterious visitor, an impolite manhandling of a man in a wheelchair, Japanese costumes, several employment offers, a couch and even a pre-teen girl.
- The No. 3 assassin of Japan is given the chance to usurp No. 1 and take their place.
- The summation of Suzuki's life's work. Will be perceived by the lazy audience -- such as the attendees of its screening at the 2002 Seattle International Film Festival -- as a series of style-tableaux and disappoint those hoping for a gem of a story, such as in 'Elling,' a piece of work fit to wrap a fish in. Much more than that -- Suzuki is one of the great Japanese auteurs of all time, -- his reputation hasn't grown to the stature of the big three (Kurosawa / Ozu / Mizoguchi) due to the surface inscrutability / surface "style" of his work. The truth of the matter is that there is great depth in the Suzuki canon. His "style" must be no more mistaken for simple "flashy cool" than one would regard Godard's work. 'Koroshi no rakuin' ('Branded to Kill') is a stunning tour-de-force that examines the emasculation of the male, vivisecting cinematically a one-time master-assassin's slide into madness. 'Pistol Opera' -- the "spiritual sequel" of 'Branded to Kill' (working title was 'Koroshi no rakuin 2') examines the theatricality of assassination -- that is, one of the manifestations of an individual's or society's pull -toward- a universal order. Another manifestation of which is a director's mise-en-scene, -- shot compositions are as meticulously constructed in Suzuki as in Kubrick -- the 1.33:1 aspect ratio of 'Pistol Opera' allows Suzuki the greatest control of the frame-"tableau." (cf. also Kubrick's 1.33:1 framing, employed for all films from 'The Shining' on) 'Pistol Opera' is one of the great masterpieces of our modern cinema.
- If ya like colors, this is the flick for you! So all you lame-o b&w Orson Welles fans who are looking for cinematic architecture and intellectual substance, go away!<br/><br/>Ok sarcasm aside, this is truly an enjoyable film... if you like colors. If you like to be bombarded with surreal images and bizarre plot leaps, such as characters being dead one minute, alive the next, and basically existing in an incomprehensible dream world which ends with the words "wtf" on everyone's lips, then this film will wow you.<br/><br/>Me personally, I liked it, but I liked it the same way I like an opera (literally an opera, get it?) where the point is to enjoy the artistry of the presentation rather than any type of storytelling.<br/><br/>Compare this to maybe some of Andy Worhol's experimental work, though not quite as self indulgent as an 8 hour still camera on the Empire State Building. Maybe closer to something by David Lynch, Peter Greenaway or Tarkovsky... BUT (and this is a "big butt" of Peewee Hermanian proportions), what makes it interesting is a dark comic, tongue-in-cheek sort of self mockery which keeps the film from seeming too pretentious.<br/><br/>So imagine all those "pretentious" filmmakers I just mentioned, but add a heavy splash of Quentin Tarantino ("Pulp Fiction"), mix vigorously and of course add lots of bloomin COLORS. Have you seen the infamous Monkees film "Head"? There ya go
- What counts isn't the convoluted plot or exotic characters -- it's the brilliance of Suzuki's cinematic style, articulating the action with eye-boggling color and split-second editing effects.
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